Ohio University, B.S. (Economics),
Harvard University, A.M. (Economics), 1981, Ph.D. (Economics), 1985
PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC ASSOCIATIONS
Association for Business Economics
- Board of Directors (2007-2010)
- President, Wilmington DE Chapter (1995-97)
- Conference of Business Economists
- Board of Directors (2012-present).
1984-1987 Conoco, Coordinating & Planning Department, Wilmington, DE
Analyzed impact of tax policies on Conoco/DuPont. Prepared macroeconomic forecasts.
Represented Conoco in drafting of NPC study of oil and gas outlook.
1987-1992 DuPont Economist’s Office
Prepared macroeconomic forecasts. Analyzed impact of economy and economic policies on DuPont.
1993-1994 DuPont Pension Fund Investment
Fixed income analyst, responsible for analyzing and modeling economic pressures on global interest rates.
1994- Present DuPont
Analyzes and forecasts global economy and its impact on DuPont. Assists DuPont businesses with interpreting
economic data and using it to forecast DuPont performance. Speaks frequently to customers, trade associations, and business teams.
Author: Current Business Developments (Monthly Newsletter).
DuPont Economist’s Office (Robert Fry and Bob Shrouds) has been named among the top forecasters by The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Bloomberg. In November 2005, they won the prestigious Lawrence R. Klein Award for Blue Chip Forecast Accuracy, making DuPont the only three-time winner of this award.
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