William B. Conerly, Ph.D.

William B. Conerly, Ph.D.

Senior Fellow 

Dr. Bill Conerly connects the dots between the economy and business decisions. He has the unique combination of a Ph.D. in economics from Duke University and over 30 years’ experience helping companies adapt to changing economic conditions. He has worked in economics and corporate planning at two Fortune 500 corporations and at a major bank, where he was senior vice president. He has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Companies have used Dr. Conerly’s expertise to help with decisions regarding capital expenditures, inventory levels, expansion into new markets, pricing, business models and financial structure.

Dr. Conerly is an on-line contributor to Forbes.com and the author of The Flexible Stance: Thriving in a Boom/Bust Economy (2016) as well as Businomics (2007). He had been interviewed on the News Hour with Jim Lehrer, CNN and CNBC.  He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, and USA Today.

In addition to being a Senior Fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis, he is chairman of the board of Cascade Policy Institute and a member of the Oregon Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors.

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