• Ken Simonson
    Chief Economist for the Association of General Contractors
  • February 14, 2018
    7:00 am - 10:00 am


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Since 2001, Ken Simonson has been the Chief Economist for the Associated General Contractors of America, the leading national association for construction contractors, suppliers and service providers. His weekly one-page email, The Data DIGest, provides 40,000 readers with insight into the economy and what it implies for construction and related industries. Ken has more than 40 years of experience analyzing, advocating and communicating about economic and tax issues for a variety of business groups, federal agencies and an economic consultant firm.

Ken is a Fellow and past president of the National Association for Business Economics and a past president of the National Economists Club, now a NABE chapter. He serves on the Census Scientific Advisory Committee and the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Data Users Advisory Committee.

Ken has a BA in economics from the University of Chicago, an MA from Northwestern University, and he has taken advanced graduate courses at the Université de Paris, Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities.