David Hale

Chicago-based macroeconomist and chairman of David Hale Global Economics, Inc.

David Hale was formerly chief economist for Kemper Financial Services, and was named global chief economist for Zurich Financial Services when Zurich purchased Kemperin 1995.

He advised the group’s fund management and insurance operations on both the economic outlook and a wide range of public policy issues until 2002, when he founded his own consultancy. With his wife Lyric Hughes Hale, he is the co-author of “What’s Next? Unconventional Wisdom on the Future of the World Economy”, which was published by Yale University Press in 2011.

Mr. Hale holds a B.Sc. degree in international economic affairs from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and a M.Sc. degree in economics from the London School of Economics. 1990 the New York chapter of the National Association of Business Economists conferred upon Mr. Hale the annual William F. Butler Award for distinction as a business economist. Other recipients include Paul Volker, Alan Greenspan, and Paul Krugman.

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