Thursday General Session
8:15 am – 9:30 am
San Jose Ballroom, San Jose Marriott
Dr. David W. Berson leads a team of economic analysts at Nationwide Insurance to deliver economic forecasts and analyses that are used to inform and strengthen business strategies and operating plans. David is a noted economic expert, who holds a doctorate in economics and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor’s degree in history and economics from Williams College.
Prior to joining Nationwide, David served as the Chief Economist & Strategist and Head of Risk Analytics for The PMI Group, Inc., where he was responsible for analyses and forecasts of the economy, housing, and mortgage markets; domestic/global research and planning; and strategic planning. He also acted as a PMI spokesperson on global economic topics related to housing and mortgage market conditions and policies.
David has also served as Vice President and Chief Economist for Fannie Mae, where he advised the company on national and regional economic, housing and mortgage policy and conditions, including forecasts and analyses of the economy, interest rates, and housing and mortgage finance markets.
David has also been Chief Financial Economist at Wharton Econometrics, visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, assistant professor of economics at Claremont McKenna College and Claremont Graduate School. His government experience has included staff economist on the Council of Economic Advisors and economic analyst at the Treasury Department and the Office of Special Trade Representative. He is a past President of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE).