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.

His 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.



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