Joe is an award-winning economist with more than 20 years of experience analyzing U.S. monetary policy, labor markets, fiscal policy, international finance, economic indicators and the condition of the U.S. consumer. A member of The Wall Street Journal’s forecasting panel, Joe regularly briefs members of Congress and other senior officials on the effects of federal policy and the factors by which executives make business decisions.
He frequently offers his insights on the U.S., Canadian and global economies in the financial media, including CNBC, Cheddar News, NPR’s Marketplace, Yahoo! Finance, Financial Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Axios and Politico. In 2020, he was named one of the 100 most influential economists by Richtopia.
Before joining RSM in 2014, Joe spent four years as a senior economist at Bloomberg LP and the Bloomberg Briefs newsletter group, where he co-founded the award-winning Bloomberg Economics Brief. Earlier in his career, he was a director at Moody's Analytics, covering the U.S. and global economies for the Dismal Scientist website. He also served as chief economist at Merk Investments LLC and chief U.S. economist at IDEAglobal.
Joe is co-designer of the RSM Middle Market Business Index and the firm’s cutting-edge Industry Eminence Program. As co-leader of that program, Joe works closely with participants to help guide their industry-specific research and analysis on macroeconomic trends shaping the industries RSM serves.
Joe lives in Austin, Texas, where he enjoys jazz music and cheering on the Los Angeles Dodgers.