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Ken Simonson      

Chief Economist at Associated General Contractors of America

Kenneth D. Simonson has been chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America, the leading national construction trade association, since 2001. He provides insight into the economy and what it implies for construction and related industries through frequent media interviews, presentations and The Data DIGest, his weekly one-page e-newsletter.

Ken has more than 40 years of experience analyzing, advocating and communicating about economic and tax issues. Before joining AGC, he was senior economic adviser in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy. Earlier, he was vice president and chief economist for the American Trucking Associations. He also worked with the President’s Commission on Industrial Competitiveness, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Federal Home Loan Bank Board and an economic consulting firm.

Ken is the 2012-13 president of the National Association for Business Economics and is active in several other organizations for business economists and researchers. He is co-director of the Tax Economists Forum, a professional meeting group he co-founded in 1982, and is a board member of the Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington.

Ken has a BA in economics from the University of Chicago, an MA from Northwestern University, and he has taken advanced graduate courses at the Université de Paris, Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities.

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Associated General Contractors' Ken Simonson says NM hasn't kept ...

The chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America stopped in Albuquerque March 27 to share his outlook for the construction industry in the  ...

Economist forecasts growth in private-sector construction - The ...

Ken Simonson, chief economist of Associated General Contractors of America, had generally positive news today for contractors in the Albany, NY, area still ...

Construction jobs decline, but housing boom still strong - May. 3, 2013

Federal construction spending is down 28% since peaking in August 2011, when stimulus spending was still going strong, according to Ken Simonson, chief ...

Corporate Economists Upbeat Despite Slow Sales and Spending ...

“Most of them treated the second quarter as a temporary lull,” said NABE President Ken Simonson, chief economist of the Associated General Contractors of ...

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