Bio: Dr. Ken Mayland
Dr. Ken Mayland is President of ClearView Economics, LLC, a firm specializing in economic research and forecasting. Ken was previously the Chief Economist of two major financial institutions (First Pennsylvania Bank and KeyCorp). Graduating with degrees in economics from MIT (undergraduate) and the University of Pennsylvania (M.A. and Ph.D.), he has spent more than thirty eight years studying the business cycle and providing economic analyses to a variety of constituencies.
Ken is a member of the Blue Chip Economic Forecasters and Financial Forecasts survey panels, and several wire service and newspaper survey panels. He has been a past member of the Economic Advisory Committee for the State of Ohio under various Governors, and he has held several leadership positions with the National Association for Business Economics. Ken is frequently quoted in the local and national media, is listed in Who’s Who in America, and has won several awards in recent years from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago for “best forecasts.”
In a feature article, Fortune Magazine (11/27/00) identified Ken (along with three others), “as one of the sexiest economists alive.” (He will NOT, however, do presentations sans shirt.)
As a member of the BusinessWeek Annual Economic Forecasting Survey panel, Ken hit the 2002 GDP, unemployment rate, and CPI inflation projections within a tenth of a percent. Ken was the second best forecaster in USA Today’s forecasting panel for all of 2003.
Bloomberg Magazine (November 2004) identified Dr. Ken as the nation’s top forecaster in its mid-2003 to mid-2004 tally of forecasts. For the next forecast year (mid-2004 to mid-2005), Bloomberg Magazine (December 2005) had Dr. Ken as the best forecaster (tied) of the unemployment rate and the fifth best forecaster of the inflation rate.
In the first half of 2006 USA Today has once again identified Dr. Ken as one of the nation's top ten forecasters for 2005! (#7) AND...
Best of all: Dr. Ken in 2007 won the Lawrence R. Klein award for Blue Chip Economic Indicators forecast accuracy. This award is presented by Arizona State University for the person who best forecasted real GDP , CPI inflation, the unemployment rate, and the 3-month Treasury bill rate over the 4-year period 2003-2006. By design, the winner of this award must be a consistently good forecaster. The award carries a substantial monetary prize. The picture below shows Prof. (and Nobel Laureate) Lawrence Klein (UPenn) and Randy Moore (Blue Chip) along with Dr. Ken.
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