Senior Director – Economics, IHS Markit
Mr. James Diffley is senior director of the Industry Services and
Consulting Group for Economics at IHS Markit.
As a chief economist of IHS Markit US Regional Services Group, he
is responsible for the Regional Core Macroeconomic Service and the
Global Insight Real Estate and Construction Service. Since 1998,
Mr. Diffley has supervised the quarterly economic forecast of the
50 states and over 300 metropolitan areas of the United States. He
regularly makes presentations of these regional economic forecasts
and analysis to clients, conferences, governmental bodies and the
press. Mr. Diffley is also responsible for customized consulting
projects. These have included long-term projections of cigarette
consumption, forecasts of capital gains realizations, analysis of
the economic impact of the securities industry on New York State,
analysis of the impact of changing oil prices on local economies
and the economic impact of various facility locations. Mr.
Diffley's academic work in the US includes a Bachelor of Arts in
Mathematics & Economics from State University of New York at
Buffalo, a Master of Arts in Economics and a doctorate (ABD) at the
State University of New York. From 1982 to 1987, he was on the
economics faculty at Adelphi University, US.