Chief Economist & Managing Director, Economics & Statistics
American Chemistry Council
"Unconventional Oil & Gas and the U.S. Economy"
Dr. Swift is the chief economist at the American Chemistry Council (ACC) in Washington, DC where he is responsible for economic analyses dealing with markets, energy, trade, tax, and innovation, as well as monitoring business conditions, identifying emerging trends, and assessing the economic and societal contributions of the business of chemistry. Prior to joining the ACC, Dr. Swift held senior level and executive positions at two major industrial market research consultancies. He started his career at Dow Chemical USA.
Dr. Swift is a member of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), Society of Business Economists (UK), the Harvard Discussion Group of Industrial Economists, and the National Business Economics Issues Council (NBEIC). He is a member of The Wall Street Journal Forecasters’ Survey panel, NABE’s panel of forecasters, and a participant in the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank's forecasters' survey. After serving on the board of directors of NABE he chaired the NABE Education Committee and for his service as a professional economist and contributions to the profession, he was elected a NABE Fellow. Dr. Swift was also one of the first to achieve NABE’s Certified Business Economist (CBE) designation. He currently is on the board of directors of the National Economists Club and has begun serving as vice president of NABE for the 2017/18 term.
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