Connecting The Dots Between The Economy... And Business!

Dr. Bill Conerly connects the dots between the economy and business decisions. As a consultant, he not only forecasts the economy but also helps business leaders understand how their challenges will change with the evolving economy. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Duke University and was ... more

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Why Are Banks Paying So Little Interest On Deposits?
Interest rates on deposits at banks, and even credit unions, are so low as to hardly be worth the bother.
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College Costs: Some Economic Lessons To Minimize Debt
Forethought and good decisions are necessary — either that or substantial wealth.
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EC The Economic Futurist: Business Cycles -- How Frequent, How Severe?
Booms and busts will always be part of the economy, but they may come more frequently or less frequently, and they may be more severe or less severe. Let’s look at what’s likely in the next ten years.
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Business Planning With Austrian Economics: The Role Of The Individual
Austrian economics is an approach to studying human action regarding scarce resources. Although it is often connected to free market public policy, it’s really an approach rather than a set of answers.
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Housing Forecast 2018-2019: Declining New Demand
Given that both owned and rental vacancy rates are about normal, do we need to change the mix of single family and multifamily construction?
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Economic Forecast 2018-2019: Consumer Spending Grows Slowly
Consumer spending is an important part of the economic forecast, though not the whole story. To predict future spending, I look at consumer incomes, pent-up demand, interest rates and credit availability, and attitudes.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

AIG American International Group Inc
BAC Bank of America Corporation
CAT Caterpillar Inc.
EWJ iShares MSCI Japan Index Fund
GLD SPDR Gold Trust ETF
GM General Motors Company
MSFT Microsoft Corporation
NKE Nike Inc.
PG Procter & Gamble Co.
SBUX Starbucks Corporation
TWX Time Warner Inc.
VLO Valero Energy Corporation
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Work Experience

Contributor
Forbes
December 2011 - Present (6 years)
Consultant
Conerly Consulting LLC
April 1996 - Present (21 years 10 months)
Strategic planning and the external business environment.
Cascade Policy Institute
Chairman of the Board
1995 - Present (23 years 1 month)
Senior Vice President & Economist
First Interstate Bank
September 1987 - March 1996 (8 years 8 months)
Senior economist and manager of economics department covering five-state region.
Director of Economic Research
NERCO, Inc.
July 1984 - June 1987 (3 years)

Education

Duke University
Ph.D.,
1974 / 1980
Economics
New College
B.A.
1971 / 1974
Economics

Publications

Businomics Blog
Bill Conerly
Bill Conerly
The Businomics blog helps business leaders make more profitable decisions through a better understanding of the economy. Although it occasionally delves into public policy or investments, it's mostly focused on actionable information. When the business cycle turns, the Businomics blog helps business leaders understand how their daily challenges will turn. When new corporate strategy fads emerge, the Businomics blog uses hard-headed economic analysis to determine which parts of the new fad make sense, and which should be ignored.
Businomics: From The Headlines To Your Bottomline
William B. Conerly, Ph.D
William Conerly
Business leaders know that the economy affects their sales, costs and profits. But they often fail to translate economic news into action steps that will protect and grow their profits. The solution is Businomics™: From the Headlines to Your Bottom Line: How to Profit in Any Economic Cycle, which connects the dots between the economic news and business decisions. How vulnerable is your business to recession? Businomics™ explains why some sectors are highly susceptible to downturns, while others are fairly stable—and they are not always the sectors you expect! You may have studied macroeconomics in college, but the course was almost certainly mathematical and focused on policy. Businomics™ attacks the subject from the perspective of a business leader: what you must know to anticipate, prepare for and react to downturns in the economy. The book provides a step-by-step guide to developing an early warning system tailored specifically to your company.
Businomics Free Monthly Newsletter
Bill Conerly
Bill Conerly
The Businomics(TM) Newsletter keeps you up to date in a simple graphical format. We'll email you two or three pages of charts once a month, with Bill's comments. Skim the newsletter for two minutes and you're up to date. View a sample and then sign up.