William A. Strauss

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William A. Strauss
Occupation Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Research Department
Employer Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Location Chicago

William A. Strauss is a senior economist and economic advisor in the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.[1]Strauss joined the Chicago Fed in 1982.

At the Chicago Fed he produces the monthly Chicago Fed Midwest Manufacturing Index and organizes the Chicago Fed's annual Economic Outlook Symposium and the Chicago Fed's annual Auto Outlook Symposium.[2]

Strauss also conducts economic workshops and industrial roundtables. In recent days, he has taught at the University of Chicago, Graham School of General Studies and at DePaul University, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. He currently serves as a board member for the National Association for Business Economics[3] and as a member of the advisory council for the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Center for Economic Education.

Strauss is often interviewed by media outlets on the economy and Federal Reserve. His research paper topics have included analysis of the manufacturing sector, the Midwest regional economy, the trade-weighted dollar, the auto sector, business cycles and Federal Reserve payments operations.[4]

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Strauss has taught as an adjunct faculty member at both Loyola University Chicago and Webster University, Chicago. He is a past president of the Chicago Association of Business Economists.


Strauss earned a B.A. in economics and geography from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an M.A. in economics from Northwestern University.



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  3. NABE Board of Directors 2007-08. NABE.
  4. William A. Strauss. Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium.