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Brian Wesbury  

Brian Wesbury is Chief Economist at First Trust Advisors L.P., a financial services firm based in Wheaton, Illinois. The Wall Street Journal ranked Mr. Wesbury the nation’s #1 U.S. economic forecaster in 2001, USA Today ranked him as one of the nation’s top 10 forecasters in 2004 and Speakers Platform named him a Top 5 Keynote Speaker in 2011.

Mr. Wesbury is a member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He is also a frequent guest on Fox, Bloomberg, CNBC TV and BNN Canada TV.

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 ...More
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  • Interests: Stocks - long
First Trust Economics Blog The First Trust Economics Blog is the antidote to conventional wisdom, dedicated to helping readers understand the complexity of modern economics from a supply-side, free market perspective.
It's Not as Bad as You Think Just about everyone is worried about the economy and markets. And the fear is that they will stay down for a long time. But a few brave voices say that the gloom and doom forecasts are just too pessimistic. Reality is that entrepreneurs don't give up. History is pretty clear, every time the economy is thought ...More