Economic Advisor Nicholas S. Perna Ph.D.

Webster Economic Advisor Nick Perna is an MIT-trained economist with the common touch. Perna analyzes complex economic trends and explains them in everyday language in our bi-monthly newsletter Economic Review, available here for free by download.

Nicholas S. Perna Ph.D.
Economic Advisor to Webster Bank

Nick graduated from Boston College and has a Ph.D. in economics from MIT. In 1999, he founded Perna Associates specializing in economic analysis, forecasting and strategy. Before that, Nick was Chief Economist for Fleet Financial Group, Shawmut Bank and Connecticut National Bank. He was also an economist with General Electric, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the President's Council of Economic Advisers in Washington. He has taught at Williams College, NYU, the University of California and, most recently, Yale.

Nick has appeared numerous times on the PBS Newshour and other national and local news broadcasts. He is frequently quoted in the national and regional press. The Wall Street Journal and Business Week have both cited him as one of the top economic forecasters in the United States.

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