|AB '61 Econ
Chief Global Economist
President and Co-Founder
Decision Economics, Inc.
Established in 1996, Decision Economics, Inc. (DE) is a global economics and financial market analysis, forecasting, and information support advisory firm serving financial institutions, corporations, governments, and individuals around the world.
Over many years, Allen Sinai and his colleagues have developed the Sinai-Boston (SB) Macroeconometric Model of the United States, one of the largest, most accurate and detailed large-scale quarterly models of the U.S. economy and financial markets ever. He is a pioneer of the National Economic and Financial Information Systems approach to analyzing economies and financial markets.
From 1983-1996, Sinai was Chief Economist, later Chief Global Economist, and a Managing Director of Lehman Brothers, Inc. and its subsidiaries, Director of Lehman Brothers Global Economics, serving the firm internally at all levels and locations. Previously, from 1971-1983, he was Chief Financial Economist and a Senior Vice President at Data Resources, Inc. (DRI) in Lexington, Massachusetts, headed by Harvard Professor Otto Eckstein as the first firm to apply technical econometrics and academic model-building to trade, commerce, and financial markets for a mass audience of economists and other practitioners.
Sinai has held a number of teaching and research positions at leading universities including Brandeis University, MIT, New York University, Boston University, and the University of Illinois (Chicago). He has published in the academic literature and has organized and participated in key sessions at professional economists’ meetings.
Sinai has frequently met with and advised the U.S. Government and Congress in a bipartisan fashion for both Republicans and Democrats, senior government officials in other countries, and policymakers. He has often testified before the U.S. Congress. He is frequently cited in the news media, and has appeared on numerous radio and national television programs. He has a PhD in Economics from Northwestern University.