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Chris Varvares, CBE

Vice President and co-head of US Economics, Macroeconomic Advisers by IHS Markit

Mr. Chris Varvares, co-founder of Macroeconomic Advisers, is co-head of US Economics at IHS Markit.

Mr. Varvares co-founded Macroeconomic Advisers, which was acquired by IHS Markit in 2017. He has over 35 years of experience in macroeconomic forecasting and policy analysis, both as a principal of Macroeconomic Advisers and as a member of the staff of the President's Council of Economic Advisers (1981-1982); he served as a member of the US delegation to the OECD in April 1982. He and the other principals of Macroeconomic Advisers serve as consultants to key agencies of the US and foreign governments, major trade associations, and private corporations, and are widely quoted in the business and financial media. The firm is widely recognized as among the most accurate forecasters of the US economy. Mr. Varvares is a recent past president and a former director of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE). He served as president of the NABE Gateway chapter in St. Louis, and is a member of the American Economic Association. He serves as a member of the New York State Economic and Revenue Advisory Board and has participated in the meetings of the Outside Consultants to the CBO, has been a panelist for the World Economic Forum, and he sits on advisory boards for the Olin Business School at Washington University and the Walker School of Business and Technology at Webster University. Mr. Varvares holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from The George Washington University and received his graduate training (ABD) in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis, where he was also a member of the adjunct faculty in both the economics department and the Olin School of Business.

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