Unconventional Oil & Gas – Implications for the Economy
Dr. Swift is the chief economist at the American Chemistry Council in Washington, DC, where he is responsible for economic analyses dealing with markets, energy, trade, tax, and innovation, as well as monitoring business conditions, identifying emerging trends, and assessing the economic and societal contributions of the business of chemistry. Previously, Dr. Swift held executive level positions at two major industrial market research consultancies.
He is a participant of The Wall Street Journal Forecasters’ Survey panel and the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank's forecasters' survey, among other high-profile forecasting surveys. He is a member of numerous economic thought-leadership organizations; most notably, the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), and is currently serving as vice president for the 2017/18 term.
In recognition of his many professional contributions to the field of business economics, Dr. Swift was elected a NABE Fellow. He was also one of the first to achieve NABE’s Certified Business Economist (CBE) designation.
Dr. Swift graduated with a BA degree from Ashland College and with an MA degree in Economics from Case Western Reserve University. He is also a graduate of Anglia Polytechnic University with a doctorate in business administration (DBA) degree and has completed studies at Harvard University and the University of Oxford.
Dr. Swift is an adjunct professor of business economics at the University of Mary Washington. He is also a member of the Heritage Council of the Chemical Heritage Foundation.