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Ken Simonson      

Chief Economist at Associated General Contractors of America

Ken Simonson has been chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America, the leading trade association for the construction industry, 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 that goes to over 50,000 subscribers.

Simonson has more than 40 years of experience analyzing, advocating and communicating about economic and tax issues. He currently serves as liaison to the Census Bureau’s Construction Data Modernization Working Group. He is a Fellow and past president of the National Association for Business Economics, and he is co-director of the Tax Economists Forum, a professional meeting group he co-founded in 1982.

Simonson has a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago, and an MA in Economics from Northwestern University.

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Construction downturn echoes 2008, with residential and ...

Ken Simonson, chief economist at the Association of General Contractors, said the data reminds him of the 2008 financial crisis, except with residential and ...

Offices during COVID: Developers postpone, cancel commercial ...

The numbers “sound alarming,” AGC chief economist Ken Simonson says. “It looks as if the amount of commercial construction is headed downward for some  ...

Some federal pandemic aid ending, though Georgia job market still ...

Construction, for example, continues to see delays and cancellations of projects across the state, according to Ken Simonson, chief economist for Associated ...

Construction jobs rebound from pandemic lows

Associated General Contractors' chief economist Ken Simonson said that construction employment expanded in most parts of the country between April and ...

Plenty of work for homebuilders, but few commercial construction ...

About 40 percent of construction workers are in the residential sector, while 60 percent are in the nonresidential field, according to Ken Simonson, chief economist ...

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