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Brian Wesbury

The chief economist for First Trust Advisors, LP, Brian Wesbury has been ranked the #1 US economic forecaster by the Wall Street Journal and one of the top 10 forecasters by USA Today.

After receiving his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, he began his prominent career in economics, beginning with work at the Harris Bank of Chicago. He has since served as vice president and economist for the Chicago Corporation, senior vice president and chief economist for Griffin, Kubik, Stephens & Thompson, and from 1995-96, worked as chief economist for the Joint Economics Committee of the United States Congress. In addition to his work with First Trust, he also is a member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and an adjunct professor at Wheaton College.

A frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal and the economics editor for the American Spectator, financial speaker Brian Wesbury is well known for his commentary on FOX, Bloomberg, and CNBC.

His newest book, It’s Not As Bad As You Think, published by John Wiley & Sons in 2009, is an upbeat antidote to today’s negative economic forecasts, revealing why capitalism will survive and how the United States will recover.

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