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James Bohnaker

Associate Director, Economics, IHS Markit

James Bohnaker is an associate director of US Macro and Consumer Economics at IHS Markit.

Mr. Bohnaker is an associate director in the US Macro and Consumer Economics services for IHS Markit. He is a leading member of the US Macro team and is responsible for forecasting consumer prices, spending, and private income. He also is the lead analyst for the IHS Markit US Consumer Markets services. Prior to joining IHS Markit, Mr. Bohnaker worked as a Senior Economist for CBRE, the world's largest commercial real estate services firm. He was a lead contributor to the firm's US macroeconomic outlook, and was also responsible for forecasting commercial real estate metrics at both a national and regional level. His experience focused on retail and logistics, capital markets, monetary policy and global financial markets. Prior to joining the commercial real estate industry, Mr. Bohnaker worked as a US regional and macroeconomist for Moody's Analytics. His responsibilities included analyzing trends in inflation, financial markets, and monetary policy. Mr. Bohnaker worked closely with large financial institutions to build econometric models used for stress testing and regulatory compliance. Mr. Bohnaker has also worked as a financial analyst for a consumer electronics firm. He also has public sector experience working for the US Department of Agriculture. Mr. Bohnaker holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematical Economics from Hampden-Sydney College, and a Master of Arts in Economics from Old Dominion University. Mr. Bohnaker's analysis of the US economy has been featured in prominent news outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, and Marketplace. He is an active member of the National Association of Business Economists (NABE) and is a designated Certified Business Economist (CBE).

  • Economics
  • Country / Territory Risk
  • Sourcing and Supply Chain
  • Consumer Spending
  • Economic Data
  • Income Distribution

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Economic Policy Summit 2020 - Day 2

24 Sep 2020 Global

Join our IHS Markit experts, including Chief Economist Nariman Behravesh, Chief US Economist Joel Prakken, and Vice President and Co-head of US Economics Chris Varvares, Gustav Ando, Vice President, Life Sciences and John Raines, Principal Global Risks Adviser and Head of North America, Economics & Country Risk, for this year's Economic Policy Summit.

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