Institute for Corean-American Studies

Kurt E. Karl

Biographic Sketch

As Executive Vice President of Global Services, Kurt E. Karl has overall responsibility for three major business units at WEFA - the International Forecasting Services, U.S. Forecasting Services, and U.S. Regional Forecasting Services. Before becoming the manager of Global Services, Dr. Karl was the head of the U.S. Forecasting Services. He is an expert on the U.S. and global economies with extensive experience and knowledge of foreign markets and has lived and worked in Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Prior to the merger of Wharton and Chase Econometrics, Dr. Karl was the Director of the U.S. Long-Term Forecasting Service at Wharton Econometrics. He has extensive model building experience for the U.S. economy and for many other economies in the world. He has worked overseas in the United Kingdom and in Southern Africa - Swaziland and Mozambique - as an economist and statistician. Dr. Karl has a B.A. from the University of Oregon, an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, and a Ph.D. from Princeton University. His dissertation work at Princeton dealt with the implementation of new technologies in Thailand.

ICAS Web Site Links for Kurt Karl:
Winter 2000 Symposium
Japan's Economy: Gaining Strength
Winter 1999 Symposium

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