Nick Perna

Nick Perna

Nick's Bio:

Nicholas S. Perna Ph.D. Economic Advisor to Webster Financial Corporation Nick graduated from Boston College and has a Ph.D. in economics from MIT. In 1999, he founded Perna Associates, a consulting firm specializing in economic analysis, forecasting and strategy. Before that, Nick was Chief Economist for Fleet Financial Group, Shawmut Bank and Connecticut National Bank. He was also an economist with General Electric, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the President’s Council of Economic Advisers in Washington. He has taught at Williams College. NYU’s Stern School of Business and the Haas School of Business at the University of California. Nick currently teaches a seminar on the U.S. banking system at Yale. Within the past several years, Nick has appeared numerous times on the Jim Lehrer Newshour and other local and national news broadcasts He is frequently quoted in the national and regional press. The Wall Street Journal and Business Week have both cited him as one of the top economic forecasters in the United States.

Happy Groundhog Day to Ben Bernanke

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I haven’t the slightest idea what will happen if Ben Bernanke sees his shadow on February 2.  However, the Federal Reserve Chairman did shed some additional light on the future of monetary policy on January 25.   At their two-day meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decided to leave [...]

Santa, can we have a chat?

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Complaint Department North Pole Dear Santa, I know it’s not right to look a gift reindeer in the mouth, but I’m really quite disappointed with my Christmas gifts. All I asked for was a smart phone and a final resolution to the European debt crisis. My new phone is simply [...]

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