- Chief Economist
Well known for his work as Senior Economist and Vice President of Economic Forecasting and Analysis for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Dr. Markstein has provided analysis on national and regional housing issues; tracking developments, trends in the multifamily housing market and forces affecting building materials prices. With extensive interview experience in TV, radio and print media, Dr. Markstein has appeared on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, Fox Business News, and Nightly Business Report (PBS); including quotes in New York Times, Business Week and the Wall Street Journal. “Dr. Markstein is a distinguished economist with a clear understanding of the complexities of the construction industry,” said Iain Melville, CEO, Reed Construction Data. “He will not only lead as the RCD Chief Economist, but will also help to inject strong data-driven analysis into the (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) AEC community and decision-making process.” Among his professional activities, Dr. Markstein is past Chair for the Financial Roundtable of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE). He served as Chair of the Economic Advisory Committee for the Pennsylvania Bankers Association, and is a former president of the Philadelphia Council for Business Economics. As a current member of NABE, Dr. Markstein is a contributor to the Quarterly NABE Economic Policy Survey and is also a member of the National Economists Club. Dr. Bernard M. Markstein has a Doctorate in Economics from Yale University, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Brown University.