At the root of monetary theory, or sets of ideas about how monetary policies or investments should be conducted within an economy, are economic forecasters. Their role is one part analytical—digging through economic and financial data—and one part philosophical—connecting the dots and theorizing how one economic trend may impact existing scenarios or create new ones. Their work is particularly important to investors and policy makers alike.
Rarely does a situation spawn such impactful economic scenarios as the General Election in the United States. Before an overhaul of leadership from the presidency and vice presidency to the heads of 15 executive departments, economists are grappling with data-driven hypotheticals in an effort to make helpful suggestions before the leadership’s policies can be felt economically. Leading that field is economist Scott Anderson.
Scott Anderson is the Chief Economist at Bank of the West, responsible for forecasting international, national and regional economic trends. He was named as one of the Top 10 economic forecasters in the country by USA Today and his research is widely read by the financial and business community. He has appeared in numerous media including CNBC, Bloomberg, MSNBC, CBS Market Watch, BBC, and NPR, and publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today and San Francisco Chronicle.