AP Introduces A Quarterly Economy Survey

The AP is introducing an “Economy Survey” – a quarterly, in-depth view of finance and policies by a slew of economists with backgrounds in banks, industry groups and academia. Its first survey will be out April 12.

AP business editor Hal Ritter explains why the survey was created:

The AP Economy Survey was created to help our customers and readers make better business and personal financial decisions by keeping them abreast of the forecasts of the nation’s top economists.

The AP’s business news staff will analyze the economists’ information concerning GDP, employment, inflation and interest rates to offer a “general prognosis” on the economy for that quarter. These findings will be broken down online into easy-to-read, interactive charts and graphs.

A list of the economists taking part in the survey is listed after the jump.

Paul Ashworth, senior U.S. economist
Capital Economics Ltd.

Nariman Behravesh, chief economist
IHS Global Insight

Scott Brown, senior vice president and chief economist
Raymond James & Associates Inc.

Bill Cheney, chief economist
John Hancock Financial

Lou Crandall, economist
Wrightson ICAP LLC

Michael Darda, chief economist
MKM Partners LLC

Richard DeKaser, president
Woodley Park Research

Rajeev Dhawan, director, economic forecasting center
Georgia State University, J. Mack Robinson College of Business

Robert DiClemente, senior U.S. economist
Citigroup Inc.

Doug Duncan, vice president and chief economist
Fannie Mae

William Dunkelberg, chief economist
National Federation of Independent Business

Michael Englund, principal director and chief economist
Action Economics LLC

Brian Fabbri, chief economist for North America
BNP Paribas

Stephen Gallagher, chief economist
Societe Generale

Lyle E. Gramley, senior economic advisor
Potomac Research Group

Ethan Harris, head of North American economics and coordinator of global economics
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Maury Harris, economist

Stuart G. Hoffman, senior vice president and chief economist
The PNC Financial Services Group

David Huether, chief economist
National Association of Manufacturers

Dana Johnson, senior vice president and chief economist
Comerica Inc.

Kurt Karl, chief economist, North America
Swiss Re

Bruce Kasman, chief economist and managing director of global research
JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Dean Maki, chief U.S. economist
Barclays Capital

Ken Mayland, president
ClearView Economics LLC

Jonathan McClelland, director
M. J. Beck Consulting LLC

Greg Miller, chief economist
SunTrust Banks Inc.

Joel Naroff, president and founder
Naroff Economic Advisors Inc.

Albert W. Niemi, dean and Tolleson Chair in Business Leadership
Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business

Michael P. Niemira, staff vice president, chief economist and director of research
International Council of Shopping Centers

Frank Nothaft, chief economist
Freddie Mac

Joel Prakken, chairman
Macroeconomic Advisers LLC

Maria Fiorini Ramirez , president and CEO
Maria Fiorini Ramirez Inc.

Martin Regalia, senior vice president for economic and tax policy and chief economist
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Chris Rupkey, chief financial economist
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd.

John Ryding, chief economist and founding partner
RDQ Economics

David Shulman, senior economist
UCLA, Anderson School of Management

John Silvia, chief economist
Wells Fargo Advisors

Allen Sinai, chief global economist, strategist and president
Decision Economics Inc.

James F. Smith, chief economist
Parsec Financial Management Inc.

Sean Snaith, director of the Institute of Economic Competitiveness
University of Central Florida, College of Business Administration

Sung Won Sohn, Martin V. Smith professor of economics and finance
California State University, Channel Islands

Susan Sterne, president and chief economist
Economic Analysis Associates Inc.

Phillip Swagel, visiting professor
Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business

Diane Swonk, chief economist
Mesirow Financial Holdings Inc.

Jeff Thredgold, president
Thredgold Economic Associates

Bart van Ark, senior vice president and chief economist
The Conference Board Inc.

Willy Wolfe, senior vice president, deputy treasurer
Union Bank

David Wyss, chief economist
Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC