Financially, it’s pretty easy to make a living predicting the future.
A survey of a handful of economists from around the world suggests that it’s a pretty good skill.
And, as the economy is growing, so are the salaries.
Economist Paul Krugman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist, has argued that a career in this field could pay as much as $200,000 per year, or more than $1.8 million a year for an executive.
But, Krugman said in a recent interview with Business Insider, “I think we’re on the edge of being able to do it for a lot less than $100,000.”
The best-paid economic advisor in America?
It depends who you ask.
Here are the top 10 economic advisors, according to a study from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
Gary Cohn, National Economic Council Gary Cohn is one of the most influential people in Washington.
A former Goldman Sachs banker and senior adviser to President Donald Trump, Cohn has been named to the National Economic Counselors Council and a member of the President’s National Economic Advisory Council.
Cohn has advised Trump on everything from energy policy to trade deals, and is considered to be one of his closest allies in Washington, D.C. His research is focused on predicting the financial and economic impacts of global events.
Cohn was one of several economists who testified before the Senate Finance Committee on the impacts of President Donald Trumps policies in the 2017-2018 fiscal year.
Michael Greenfield, chief economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research Michael Greenfeld, the chief economist of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, is a well-known economic adviser who often works with presidents, members of Congress, and members of the media.
He is the director of the Fiscal Policy Institute and the Center’s senior economist.
His work has been cited in articles and speeches by many members of both parties.
Greenfeld is known for his analysis of macroeconomic policy, including the effects of government stimulus programs and tax increases, as well as his analysis and recommendations for fiscal policy.
Mark Zandi, chief economic strategist at Moody’s Mark Zanda, the director and chief economist for Moody’s Analytics, is one the world’s most respected economic analysts.
He earned a doctorate in economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Yale University.
Zandi has worked as an economist at Moody, UBS, Bank of America, and Citigroup, among others.
He has written extensively on economic forecasting and has published in journals like the New York Times, Bloomberg, and the Washington Post.
Ben Bernanke, chair of Federal Reserve Board Ben Bernekens position on the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), is the third-highest-ranking official in Washington when it comes to the monetary policymaking process.
He was appointed by President Donald J. Trump in November 2017.
Bernanke has served on the Fed’s Council of Economic Advisers since January 2017.
He also serves on the Council of the Federal Advisory Committee (CFRAC).
Bernanke was also a member, in 2019, of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), which provides advice to the White House and Congress on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics.
He served on NAS since May 2011.
Larry Summers, president and CEO of Harvard University Larry Summers is the former head of the Treasury Department, the former president of Harvard College, and a former chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations.
He serves as an economic adviser to the Obama White House, and was a member and a co-chair of the Obama Presidential Council on Competitiveness and Opportunity.
James A. Baker III, president of the University of Michigan James Baker III is the chairman of President Trump’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.
Baker served as the secretary of state for President Donald T. Trump and is currently a member on the National Security Council (NSC).
Michael Pettis, director of policy research at the Brookings Institution Michael Pettibone, a senior fellow at the Washington-based Center for American Progress, is the co-author of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Fiscal Policy Impact Analysis.
Pettibow is the author of the 2018 Fiscal Policy Analysis of the 2017 President’s Budget.
Petticow is a regular guest on CNBC and MSNBC and he has been quoted by prominent media outlets including The New York Daily News, CNN, and The Washington Post, among many others.
Robert Reich, former secretary of labor Robert Reich served as labor secretary under President Barack Obama from 2013 to 2017.
The economist, former director of labor economics at the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (FBS), and the director for research at Harvard University’s Program on Labor Economics is the current co-director of the Labor Department’s Economic Policy Institute.
He currently serves as the director at Brookings Institution.
Stephen Moore, senior economist at Brookings Institute Stephen Moore is the