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 Brian Wesbury Biography

Brian Wesbury is Chief Economist at First Trust Advisors L.P., a financial services firm based in Wheaton, Illinois.

Mr. Wesbury has been a member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago since 1999. In 2012, he was named a Fellow of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, TX where he works closely with its 4%-Growth Project. His writing appears in various magazines, newspapers and blogs, and he appears regularly on Fox, Bloomberg, CNBC and BNN Canada TV.

In 1995 and 1996, he served as Chief Economist for the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress. The Wall Street Journal ranked Mr. Wesbury the nation's #1 U.S. economic forecaster in 2001, and USA Today ranked him as one of the nation's top 10 forecasters in 2004.

Mr. Wesbury began his career in 1982 at the Harris Bank in Chicago. Former positions include Vice President and Economist for the Chicago Corporation and Senior Vice President and Chief Economist for Griffin, Kubik, Stephens, & Thompson.

Mr. Wesbury received an M.B.A. from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Montana. McGraw-Hill published his first book, The New Era of Wealth, in October 1999. His most recent book, It's Not As Bad As You Think, was published in November 2009 by John Wiley & Sons.

In 2011, Mr. Wesbury received the University of Montana's Distinguished Alumni Award. This award honors outstanding alumni who have "brought honor to the University, the state or the nation." There have been 267 recipients of this award out of a potential pool of 91,000 graduates.

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It's Not as Bad as You Think: Why Capitalism Trumps Fear and the Economy Will Thrive

It's Not as Bad as You Think: Why Capitalism Trumps Fear and the Economy Will Thrive

The New Era of Wealth : How Investors Can Profit from the Five Economic Trends Shaping the Future

The New Era of Wealth : How Investors Can Profit from the Five Economic Trends Shaping the Future

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  • It's Not as Bad as You Think

    Wesbury shows that the future may be scary to ponder, but it will ultimately be profitable, globally and over the long haul. He reveals the real reasons behind the "Panic of 2008" and why it seems so much more severe than past crises. He uncovers a history of entrepreneurship that you should trust, as well as explains how a V-shaped recovery can take place and how wealth you had thought you lost can be found again.

  • The Plow Horse Economy Trudges Forward

    The traumatic economic upheaval of 2008 caused many analysts and investors to believe that any recovery would be fragile, short-lived and volatile. Instead, while the recovery has been relatively slow, it has been both persistent and consistent. Brian Wesbury, calls it a Plow Horse Economy. It's not going to win any races, but it's not going to keel over and die either. This recovery is not a new normal ? something different than we have seen before, but in fact is being driven by new technologies ? the same thing that has driven growth in the US for more than two centuries. This does not mean all is well. Large debt, big deficits, bad policy, high government spending and problems in Europe are all things to worry about. But, putting them in perspective is the key to successful investing and business management. Just maybe things aren't as bad as you think. Brian Wesbury, a winner of the Wall Street Journal's annual economic forecasting award, nationally acclaimed speaker and author will help navigate these confusing and volatile times.

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Brian Wesbury

Top Economic Forecaster and Wall Street Journal Contributor

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Brian Wesbury Biography

Brian Wesbury is Chief Economist at First Trust Advisors L.P., a financial services firm based in Wheaton, Illinois.

Mr. Wesbury has been a member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago since 1999. In 2012, he was named a Fellow of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, TX where he works closely with its 4%-Growth Project. His writing appears in various magazines, newspapers and blogs, and he appears regularly on Fox, Bloomberg, CNBC and BNN Canada TV.

In 1995 and 1996, he served as Chief Economist for the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress. The Wall Street Journal ranked Mr. Wesbury the nation's #1 U.S. economic forecaster in 2001, and USA Today ranked him as one of the nation's top 10 forecasters in 2004.

Mr. Wesbury began his career in 1982 at the Harris Bank in Chicago. Former positions include Vice President and Economist for the Chicago Corporation and Senior Vice President and Chief Economist for Griffin, Kubik, Stephens, & Thompson.

Mr. Wesbury received an M.B.A. from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Montana. McGraw-Hill published his first book, The New Era of Wealth, in October 1999. His most recent book, It's Not As Bad As You Think, was published in November 2009 by John Wiley & Sons.

In 2011, Mr. Wesbury received the University of Montana's Distinguished Alumni Award. This award honors outstanding alumni who have "brought honor to the University, the state or the nation." There have been 267 recipients of this award out of a potential pool of 91,000 graduates.

Brian Wesbury Videos

  • 2015 Investment Forum: Keynote Speaker - Brian Wesbury, Chief ...
  • Brian Wesbury: MILS March 25, 2014 - YouTube
  • The real truth about the 2008 financial crisis | Brian S. Wesbury ...

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Brian Wesbury Speaking Topics

  • It's Not as Bad as You Think

    Wesbury shows that the future may be scary to ponder, but it will ultimately be profitable, globally and over the long haul. He reveals the real reasons behind the "Panic of 2008" and why it seems so much more severe than past crises. He uncovers a history of entrepreneurship that you should trust, as well as explains how a V-shaped recovery can take place and how wealth you had thought you lost can be found again.

  • The Plow Horse Economy Trudges Forward

    The traumatic economic upheaval of 2008 caused many analysts and investors to believe that any recovery would be fragile, short-lived and volatile. Instead, while the recovery has been relatively slow, it has been both persistent and consistent. Brian Wesbury, calls it a Plow Horse Economy. It's not going to win any races, but it's not going to keel over and die either. This recovery is not a new normal ? something different than we have seen before, but in fact is being driven by new technologies ? the same thing that has driven growth in the US for more than two centuries. This does not mean all is well. Large debt, big deficits, bad policy, high government spending and problems in Europe are all things to worry about. But, putting them in perspective is the key to successful investing and business management. Just maybe things aren't as bad as you think. Brian Wesbury, a winner of the Wall Street Journal's annual economic forecasting award, nationally acclaimed speaker and author will help navigate these confusing and volatile times.

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  • How to book Brian Wesbury?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Brian Wesbury for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Brian Wesbury, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Brian Wesbury or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Brian Wesbury?

    Booking fees for Brian Wesbury, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Brian Wesbury, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Brian Wesbury?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Brian Wesbury for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Brian Wesbury for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Brian Wesbury or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Brian Wesbury or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Brian Wesbury is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Brian Wesbury for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Brian Wesbury generally travels from Wheaton, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Todd Buchholz, Peter Ricchiuti, Dr. Lawrence Chimerine, Barry Asmus, PhD and Vikram Mansharamani. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Brian Wesbury for an upcoming event.

Brian Wesbury Speaker Videos

  • 2015 Investment Forum: Keynote Speaker - Brian Wesbury, Chief ...
    Brian Wesbury: MILS March 25, 2014 - YouTube
  • The real truth about the 2008 financial crisis | Brian S. Wesbury ...
    Obamacare! - YouTube
  • Brian Wesbury Interview with Nightly Business Report (3/18/13 ...
    All Roads Lead to Profits - YouTube

Brian Wesbury Speaking Topics

  • It's Not as Bad as You Think

    Wesbury shows that the future may be scary to ponder, but it will ultimately be profitable, globally and over the long haul. He reveals the real reasons behind the "Panic of 2008" and why it seems so much more severe than past crises. He uncovers a history of entrepreneurship that you should trust, as well as explains how a V-shaped recovery can take place and how wealth you had thought you lost can be found again.

  • The Plow Horse Economy Trudges Forward

    The traumatic economic upheaval of 2008 caused many analysts and investors to believe that any recovery would be fragile, short-lived and volatile. Instead, while the recovery has been relatively slow, it has been both persistent and consistent. Brian Wesbury, calls it a Plow Horse Economy. It's not going to win any races, but it's not going to keel over and die either. This recovery is not a new normal ? something different than we have seen before, but in fact is being driven by new technologies ? the same thing that has driven growth in the US for more than two centuries. This does not mean all is well. Large debt, big deficits, bad policy, high government spending and problems in Europe are all things to worry about. But, putting them in perspective is the key to successful investing and business management. Just maybe things aren't as bad as you think. Brian Wesbury, a winner of the Wall Street Journal's annual economic forecasting award, nationally acclaimed speaker and author will help navigate these confusing and volatile times.

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