Behind the Markets Podcast


Behind the Markets: Brian Wesbury

Ep. 126

Show from 8/2/19

In this episode of Behind the Markets hosts Jeremy Schwartz and Liqian Ren kick off the show getting a market update and talking fed policy with Professor Jeremy Siegel. Then they bring on an economist at First Trust Advisors to talk about trade, China, and the fed. Will job growth increase? What is the outlook for US equity markets? And what will be the effects of President Trump's trade decisions? Our guest will discuss all that and more.


Brian Wesbury is Chief Economist at First Trust Advisors L.P., a financial services firm based in Wheaton, Illinois. 

Mr. Wesbury was a member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago from 1999-2007 and has been a regular attendee of the Economist Roundtable Luncheon at the Chicago Fed since 2007. In 2012, he was named a Fellow of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, TX where he worked closely with its 4%-Growth Project. His writing appears in various magazines, newspapers and blogs, and he appears regularly on Fox, Bloomberg, CNBC and BNN Canada TV. In 1995 and 1996, he served as Chief Economist for the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress. The Wall Street Journal ranked Mr. Wesbury the nation’s #1 U.S. economic forecaster in 2001, and USA Today ranked him as one of the nation’s top 10 forecasters in 2004. 

Follow him on Twitter: @wesbury

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