Chris G. Christopher, Jr. is Executive Director in the US Macro and Global Economics services of IHS Markit. He brings 25 years of experience as an economist, academic, forecaster, and demographer. He is a leading member of the US Macro forecasting team and directs a couple of macro forecasting services for IHS Markit.
Prior to joining IHS Markit, Christopher worked for FedEx Services in the forecasting department and as the Chief Econometrician for OIT developing national and regional econometric models. In addition, he worked as a research economist at Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI); the New York State Legislative Tax Study Commission; and as an associate professor, administrator, and university lecturer in econometrics, economics, and business.
Christopher holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics and political science, Master of Arts in economics, Master of Arts in mathematics, Doctorate of Philosophy in economics from the University at Albany. Dr. Christopher has taught graduate and undergraduate courses at various business schools and economics departments.
Dr. Christopher is often interviewed on macroeconomic related matters by the US and European media. In addition, he writes a quarterly column for CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly, has several academic publications, and writes perspective pieces for the mass media.
He is a member of the Econometric Society, American Economic Association, and National Association of Business Economists (NABE). Chris is on the board of economic advisors for the New York State Assembly, and a member of the NABE Travel & Transportation Roundtable. In addition, Chris is a NABE Certified Business Economist (CBE), and Consensus Economics 2013 forecast accuracy award winner (US GDP & CPI).