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Nick Perna

Nicholas S. Perna Ph.D. Economic Advisor to Webster Financial Corporation Nick graduated from Boston College and has a Ph.D. in economics from MIT. In 1999, he founded Perna Associates, a consulting firm 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’s Stern School of Business and the Haas School of Business at the University of California. Nick currently teaches a seminar on the U.S. banking system at Yale. Within the past several years, Nick has appeared numerous times on the Jim Lehrer Newshour and other local and national 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.

Nick's Blog Articles

The April unemployment rate was 5.4 percent and, not surprisingly, I’ve been seeing newspaper articles discussing how close we are to full employment. [. . .]
The real name of that Greek sandwich is gyros, which is actually the singular of the noun and it is pronounced YEEross (I studied Greek in high school). The word means turn because the meat is usually roasted on that familiar rotating spit. [. . .]
A little test [. . .]
Don’t let me down Argentina, The truth is I bought your bonds [. . .]