Dr. Lawrence Chimerine is Managing
Director and Chief Economist at the Economic Strategy Institute (ESI)
in Washington, DC.; Senior Economic Advisor, The WEFA Group, in
Eddystone, PA.; and President, Radnor International Consulting Inc., in
Radnor, PA. He is the former Chairman, Chief Executive, and Chief Economist of
Chase Econometrics and The WEFA Group.
For more than 19 years
as an economic consultant, Dr. Chimerine has lent his advice and council to an
impressive resume of major Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions and
government agencies, providing private consultation on the state of the U.S.
and world economics, specific industries and sectors, and the impact of
economic conditions on decision making, budgeting, and strategic planning. He
has served on numerous corporate boards, is a member of various professional
associations and has held teaching positions at three universities.
From 1965 to 1979, Dr. Chimerine was Manager of the U.S. Economic
Research and Forecasting for the IBM Corporation. He left IBM to
assume the chairmanship at Chase Econometrics, and in 1987, was appointed
chairman and CEO of the WEFA Group. Dr. Chimerine came to ESI in 1990.
Dr. Chimerine has earned a valued reputation as a leader in the
economic arena. He has served on numerous governmental advisory boards,
including the House of Representative Task Force on International
Competitiveness, the Census Advisory Committee, and the Economic Policy Board
of the Department of Commerce. He is frequently called upon to testify on key
economic issues before congressional committees, including the House and Senate
Budget Committees, Joint Economic Committee, Senate Finance Committee, Senate
Banking Committee, and the House Committee on Monetary Policy.
latest books include, Business Opportunities and Practices in the Far
East and the Handbook for Raising Capital, both published by Dow
Jones-Irwin. He has published numerous articles in the New York Times,
Washington Post, Business Week, World Policy Joumal, American Economic Review,
and The President, and is a frequent speaker at such organizations as the
Detroit Economic Club, the Commonwealth Club of California, the World Affairs
Council, the Wharton Symposium, the National Association of Business
Economists, numerous trade association meetings, as well as to many corporate
boards and other corporate groups.
Dr. Chimerine appears regularly on
the McNeil News Hour, Adam Smith's "Money World'', Wall Street Week, Today,
Good Morning America, Crossfire, C-Span, CNBC, This Week, ABC Evening News, NBC
Nightly News, and other popular television programs.