Ken Goldstein's Blog


Ken Goldstein has been an economist at The Conference Board since 1971. His principal responsibilities include analyzing current trends in labor market activity and forecasting near-term economic development. He also conducts research and analysis for the Business Cycle Indicators Program.

Since 1989, Goldstein has managed the monthly update of The Conference Board economic forecasting process and has frequently been quoted in the media regarding the direction of employment, inflation, interest rates, and the economy in general.

For the last three decades, Goldstein has written about the state of the economy in a number of publications from The Conference Board, including The Conference Board Review®, Business Cycle Indicators, and StraightTalk®. Goldstein also contributes a weekly "U.S. Economic Highlights" column to The Conference Board website.

He is a frequent presenter on economic issues. Goldstein coordinates the training of young business executives who spend a year at The Conference Board learning and developing analytical skills as well as a working knowledge of the U.S. economy.

He holds degrees from the New School for Social Research and Rutgers University. He has taught courses in statistics and economics at Upsala College in New Jersey. His interest in economic education has led him to participate in the New York Council on Economic Education.

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