I have been an economist for almost 40 years. I began my career by spending a decade at the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C. That was followed by more than 20 years as the Chief U.S. Economist at Lehman Brothers. During that time I discovered that I had a passion for what I was doing. I loved it, and I was pretty good at it. It was challenging, exciting, rewarding -- and sometimes humbling. I loved developing our forecasts along with our team of economists around the globe. Then there was the travel, the instant analysis, and the interaction with clients.
Perhaps what was most satisfying were the comments from clients about how I was able to break economic jargon down into terms that people could understand. There are some extremely smart economists out there, but I believe I have an edge on many of my colleagues because of my ability to make economics understandable.
That is what NumberNomics is all about. Economics. Explained.