Allen Sinai
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    Allen Sinai is an economic and financial market genius. Currently he is the Chief Global Economist, President, and CEO of Primark Decision Economics, Inc.

    Dr. Sinai has served a wide range of organizations and decision makers in the U.S. and abroad during his career, tailoring information and advisory support to the bottom-line needs of each. He combines over 20 years of knowledge and experience in scientific research with applications to business decisions, financial market analysis, investing and management. He is well-known as a forecaster, educator, and econometric model-builder and for his analyses and forecasts, especially of the financial markets. Dr. Sinai is also the developer of the Sinai-Boston large-scale macroeconomic model of the U.S. economy.In his most recent prior position, Dr. Sinai was Chief Global Economist and a Managing Director at Lehman Brothers, Inc. and the Director of Lehman Brothers Global Economics. 

    He joined Lehman Brothers in 1983 and established the Lehman, later Shearson Lehman, Economics Department and remained in various positions with Lehman Brothers for thirteen years. 

    In 1988, Dr. Sinai founded The Boston Company Economic Advisors, Inc., a subsidiary of The Boston Company and Shearson Lehman Brothers, which then became Economic Advisors, Inc. in 1993, a subsidiary of Lehman Brothers, after The Boston Company was acquired by Mellon Bank.Before joining Lehman Brothers in 1983, Dr. Sinai was Chief Financial Economist and Senior Vice President at Data Resources, Inc. (DRI). From 1971 to 1983, he worked with founder Otto Eckstein as a co-developer of the DRI Model of the U.S. Economy and served as Chairman of the Financial Information Group, providing information products and services to over 300 financial institutions.Over the years, Dr. Sinai has been consulted by various administrations from both political parties on key economic issues. He was an invited presenter at the December 1992 Little Rock Economic Summit and has been consulted by various Clinton Administration officials. He also was consulted by the Bush and Reagan Administrations and has met with officials in numerous state governments. He meets regularly with senior level policy makers in other countries and has testified before the U.S. Congress. 

    Dr. Sinai is a recognized expert on the Federal Reserve and monetary policy, both as a scholar and in forecasting Federal Reserve policy.Dr. Sinai is Adjunct Professor of Economics and Finance in the Lemberg Program of International Economics and Finance at Brandeis University. He has also taught in the Sloan School of Management at M.I.T., New York University, Boston University, and the University of Illinois. He has given hundreds of speeches to various groups and decision makers, ranging from individual investors to corporate executives and boards. He has lectured and spoken in Japan, Korea, the Far East, China, the U.K., Scandinavia, Western Europe, Mexico and Latin America, is frequently cited in the news media, and has appeared on radio and national television programs such as Moneyline, Nightline, the Today Show, CBS Morning News, ABC Nightly News, This Week with David Brinkley, Face the Nation, Wall Street Week, just to name a few.

    Dr. Sinai has authored numerous articles, papers and speeches in the popular and scientific literature. He regularly writes commentary on the U.S., world economies and financial markets, and provides forecasts to clients. He has often testified before the U.S. Congress. He is a member of and contributor to the National Bureau of Economic Research-National Science Foundation (NBER-NSF) Model Comparison Seminar.He has given hundreds of speeches to various groups and decisionmakers, ranging from individual investors to corporate executives and boards, financial market participants around the world, and technical sessions at academic meetings. He has lectured and spoken in Japan, Korea, the Far East, China, Western Europe, Latin America and Mexico, is frequently cited in the news media, as well as appearing on radio and national television programs such as "Moneyline," "Nightline," the "Today Show," CBS Morning News, ABC Nightly News, This Week with David Brinkley, Face the Nation, Wall Street Week, CNN's Business Today, Business Morning and Newsmaker Weekend programs. In 1992, Dr. Sinai was selected as one of the ten "Smartest People" in Boston by Boston Magazine. He has been profiled in cover articles in Money Magazine (May 1983) (April 1988); also in Purchasing Magazine, Bottom Line Personal and others. Time Magazine (1993) said "Anyone who thinks that economists practice a dismal science has never been treated to the vivid commentaries of Allen Sinai."Dr. Sinai holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University. 


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