Joe Carson

I have spent over 40 years researching in the field of economics, focusing mainly on financial markets and policy analysis. For 16 years I served as the Chief Economist & Director of Global Economic Research for Alliance Bernstein, an investment management firm, where I was responsible for economic and interesting rate forecasting, while also being a member of investment policy committees in fixed income and the equity divisions. Prior to that, I held Chief Economist positions on the sell side of Wall Street - Chemical Bank (which is now part of JP Morgan), Dean Witter (now part of Morgan Stanley), Deutsche Bank, and UBS. I started my professional career as a staff economist at the Department of Commerce, and later worked as an industry analyst at the General Motors Corporation.  


Given my experience on the buy and sell-sides of Wall Street, government, and private industry, I have a unique background to offer my opinion and analysis on a wide range of topics involving the economy, markets and public policy. I have decided to share my research and opinion on this blog; please feel free to contact me if you want to discuss any of my research discussed on this platform