Jack Strauss

Jack Strauss

  • Experience

    • Current: Miller Chair of Applied Economics, Reiman School of Finance,   Daniels School of Business, University of Denver

      Consultant for Bank Indonesia.  “Forecasting Inflation & other Macroeconomic Variables in Indonesia: Handling Structural Change and Instability with Combination Forecast Methods.” July 2016

      Herat University, Consultant for helping teach their new MBA program 2017

      Beijing Jiaotong University, Managerial Economics. January 2016, December 2016 and scheduled Fall 2017

      Economic Consultant. 2000-2017.  Various Projects include Economic Impact Analysis of Alcohol Liberalization Laws in Colorado, Oklahoma, and Kansas, Marijuana, Minimum Wage, Immigration, St. Louis Water, MSD, Financial Crisis on St. Louis Real Estate, Ameren, Boeing and Economic Damages. My economic impact work and analysis has been cited hundreds of times by the media, including TV, radio and print.  I have been on NPR, Voice of America and local Fox News, NBC and CBS stations.  In print, I have been cited by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, National Journal, Yahoo Finance, US Chamber of Commerce, Denver Post, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Dow Jones News, Nasdaq.com, USA today  and Newsweek Magazine.

      Associate Editor, Southern Economic Journal 2014-2017, 2017-2020

      Saint Louis University, Simon Chair of Economics, 1990-2013
      Director of the Simon Center for Regional Forecasting

      Special Advisor to the St. Louis Immigration Taskforce 2011-2013

      University of Hawaii, Summer 2011, 2012  - taught Adv. Capital Markets and International Financial Crises

      Monetary Adviser to the National Bank of Azerbaijan, 2008
      Designed an Inflation and Money Demand Forecasting Model for a USAID project

      Monetary and Econometric Adviser to the Central Bank of Egypt, 1998 Estimated Macro & Monetary Model, worked under KPMG/USAID contract

      Macroeconomic and Econometric Adviser to the Government of Ukraine - 1994-1995 Designed an integrated macroeconomic & revenue model of the Ukrainian Economy worked under USAID/KPMG contract

      Fulbright Scholar - Ukraine, 1994-1995

      Taught Macroeconomics in Spain 2001-02

      Taught Econometrics, Statistics and Macroeconomics in Ukraine 1998 at Kiev Mohyla University a  Masters program in Ukraine

      Economist Intelligence Unit Consultant for 4 years. Responsible for evaluating & forecasting Ukraine’s performance for 14 Country Reports.

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Bio

    • Dr. Strauss has extensive forecasting experience including more than three dozen publications using advanced statistical methods in the top journals in Finance, Econometrics and Economics. These include the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Review of Finance, Journal of Portfolio Management, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Forecasting, International Journal of Forecasting, Econometric Reviews, Review of International Economics, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Urban Economics, Journal of Finance Research, Journal of Macroeconomics, Economic Letters, Journal of Economics and Finance, Global Finance Journal and Southern Economic Journal. 

      His background includes international policy experience in the areas of international finance and forecasting. He has consulted for the Central Bank of Azerbaijan, the Central Bank of Egypt, and the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine.  He contructed econometric models of their economies that forecasted GDP and inflation. He also worked for the Economist Intelligence Units and wrote Quarterly  reports on Ukraine for them that further analyzed and forecasted economic activity in the Ukrainian economy. 


      Prior to Denver University, Professor Strauss was the director of the Simon Center, and his responsibilities include organizing conferences for Saint Louis University of the regional and national economy, forecasting the local economy of St. Louis and the State of Missouri and contributions to the media. He has been cited more than 300 times recently on local TV, radio, newspapers as well as national outlets including CNN, Wall Street Journal, US News & World Report, Voice of America and more.


      Dr. Strauss has substantial expertise on regional economic issues including employment, housing, immigration, the earnings tax and impact analysis. Recently, he was an advisor to the St. Louis Steering Committee on Immigration. The taskforce, backed by both Mayor Slay and County Executive Dooley, is exploring avenues to promote a more pro-active and friendly immigration policy in the St. Louis region. Dr. Strauss further was the keynote speaker at the Conference that kick-started the immigration taskforce, and his papers have shown that immigration can produce significant positive economic effects to the St. Louis region and the U.S..


  • Contact Info

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