Richard Curtin is a Research Professor and has been the Director of the University of Michigan’s Surveys of Consumers since 1976. Professor Curtin’s twice-a-month reports on U.S. consumer confidence are closely followed and are considered market moving data. His research is widely used by financial institutions, businesses, and by federal agencies responsible for monetary and fiscal policy. Data from the surveys are an official component of the U.S. Index of Leading Economic Indicators.
Professor Curtin has also reported on trends in the Jamaica Survey of Business Firms and the Jamaica Survey of Consumers since the inception of these surveys in 2001. His findings from these surveys are reported in the Jamaican media as well as in the international press.
The success of his research program has prompted many other countries to implement consumer confidence surveys patterned after the University of Michigan’s. Consumer confidence is now measured in more than five dozen countries, representing all six inhabited continents.
Professor Curtin is a member of the American Economic Association, the National Association for Business Economics, and the Center for International Research on Economic Tendency Surveys. Professor Curtin received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan in 1975.To register for this Conference, please call 967-3271 and ask for Neville Ellis or Michael Johnson or Cheree Barrett or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com