John Silvia

Chief Economist

John is currently President of Dynamic Economic Strategy, LLC and focused on financial and economic advisory works, writing a weekly newsletter and presenting economic concepts and commenting on economic issues at several conferences.

Formerly, John was managing director and the chief economist for Wells Fargo Securities until July 2018. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, he has held his position since he joined Wachovia, a Wells Fargo predecessor, in 2002 as the company’s chief economist. John has been a frequent guest on CNBC, Bloomberg (TV and radio), Fox Business and the Nightly Business Report.

Before his position at Wells, John worked on Capitol Hill as senior economist for the U.S. Senate Joint Economic Committee and chief economist for the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. Before that, he was chief economist of Kemper Funds and managing director of Scudder Kemper Investments, Inc.

John served as the president of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) in 2015 and was awarded a NABE Fellow Certificate of Recognition in 2011 for outstanding contributions to the business economics profession and leadership among business economists to the nation. He also received several awards for the quality of research in economics.

John holds B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from Northeastern University in Boston and has a master’s degree in economics from Brown University. John’s first book, Dynamic Economic Decision Making, was published by Wiley in August 2011. His second book, Economic and Business Forecasting, was published in 2014, also by Wiley. His third book, Economic Modeling in the Post Great Recession Era, was published in 2017 by Wiley.

John is a Certified Business Economist (CBE).