Biography

Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D., is an internationally acclaimed economist and public speaker who specializes in making the arcana and minutia of economics fun, relevant, and educational. He earned a B.A. in economics with first-class honors from McGill University in Montreal and a Master’s and Ph.D. in public administration from Syracuse University.

Eisenberg, a former Senior Economist with the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C., is the creator of the multifamily stock index (the first nationally recognized index to track the total return of public firms principally involved in the ownership and management of apartments), the author of more than eighty-five articles, serves on the Expert Advisory Board of Mortgage Market Guide and is a regular consultant to several large real estate professional associations, hedge funds, and investment advisory groups. He has spoken to hundreds of business groups and associations, often as a keynote speaker.

Dr. Eisenberg has been invited to testify before lawmakers and is often asked to comment on proposed legislation. His research and opinions have been featured in Bloomberg, Business Week, Bureau of National Affairs, Forbes, Fortune, and many other publications. He is a regularly featured guest on cable news programs, talk, and public radio.

Dr.Eisenberg is the Chief Economist for GraphsandLaughs, LLC, a Miami-based economic consulting firm that serves various clients across the United States. He writes a syndicated column and authors a daily 70 word commentary on the economy. He is a frequent speaker on topics including economic forecasts, the economic impact of industries such as home building and tourism, consequences of government regulation, strategic business development, and other current economic issues.

Elliot has visited 49 of 50 states and 45 of 50 state capitols (ask him which ones he is missing). He loves ice hockey and talking economics with crowds large and small.

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The Economic Forecast

In this always entertaining and very informative presentation on the economy that frequently begins with a fun and fast moving “top ten list” Dr. Eisenberg discusses how GDP will perform, what interest rates will do, how the labor market will behave, how much firms will spend, how the residential housing sector and real estate in general will perform and how a whole host of other economic variables (including incomes, auto sales, savings rates, energy prices, exports, government spending and so on) are bound to impact the economy this year (no sugar coating), and why! Learn how to keep the (economic) forest in your view and not lose sight for the (data) trees!

The Economy and the Housing Market

This talk begins by reviewing the health of the national economy and the national market so as to better put into context local economic conditions. Dr. Eisenberg first discusses GDP, inflation, employment, wages, interest rates and then moves on to housing prices, mortgage rates, new home construction, housing affordability, inventories, declining home ownership rates, demographics, and more. Dr. Eisenberg then turns his attention to the condition of both the local and state economy and housing market and how they compare to nearby states and cities in terms of unemployment, employment growth, personal income, housing starts, housing prices and more.

The Economy and Energy Forecast

Attend this entertaining and informative presentation on the economy and energy. Dr. Eisenberg begins this talk by looking at how GDP growth will perform, what interest rates will do, and how wages, labor markets and other economic variables are likely to perform and impact the economy before turning his attention to how energy markets will behave over the next year. Learn how pricing for WTI, Brent and natural gas will perform, how the demand for petroleum products will change, what the expected impact of lifting the export ban on crude oil will do to world and domestic energy prices and international oil markets and the significance of fracking. Special attention will also be devoted to automobile and SUV sales, automotive credit conditions, new car registrations, changing American driving patterns, CAFE requirements, fleet age, renewable energy, gasoline taxes and more.

The Unintended Consequences of Government Regulation

This absolutely hilarious presentation teaches audience members why, government intervention is generally a bad idea. It may be a new CFPB requirement, a new building code requirement, higher capital levels for financial institutions, a rise in the minimum wage, or something completely different. Whatever it is, this talk shows, using simple economics, how these regulations raise the price of whatever it is being regulated, decrease its supply, raise the price of alternatives, and moreover cause all kinds of negative unintended consequences which frequently hurt the very people the law is trying to help. By the end, the audience understands what it takes to make better regulations that don’t create unintended consequences.

Testimonials

Dr. Elliot Eisenberg, PhD, is spot on with his daily economic blogs, short and long term projections and common sense approach to national and global macro and micro economics!
– S. Robert August, President, North Star Synergies
The participants found Elliot’s economic outlook very valuable in understanding the drivers of a downturn in the economy. He also provided the group with a different perspective compared to the content from other economists and offered up clear predictions which will help one executive consider future decisions for his bank. Elliot delivered 100+%, and was easy, organized and fun to strategize with. I highly recommend Dr. Eisenberg and look forward to working with him again.
– Lisa Livingstone, Program Executive & Meeting Planner, Western States Director Education Foundation
In a survey after the meeting, more than 95 percent of VSI’s members who responded said the information you shared was relevant for the industry. Many members told me that they hope you’ll join us again as a speaker — and we are ready to book you once more!
– Jery Y. Huntley, President & CEO, Vinyl Siding Institute
Our company conducts quarterly seminars and there is typically a 25%-30% percent no-show rate. For Elliot’s presentation, the crowd was “standing room only”. In 20 years of presenting, I have never seen a crowd as excited, enthusiastic, and as entertained … “
– Jeff Ratanapool, President, Century Mortgage Company
Our attendees clapped, laughed, cried, and gave you a standing ovation. You made economics easy to understand and relevant to our attendees business, not an easy feat. One of the best decisions we made in planning for CMLS…
– Kathleen E. Condon, President & CEO, MLS Property Information Network

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April 24, 2024
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November 18, 2023
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