As Moffatt & Nichol's Chief Economist, Dr. Walter Kemmsies directs and oversees the firm's work related to market studies, financial analyses, global trade and economic trend forecasts. He has led projects ranging from strategic development plans for ports through merger and acquisition transactions of port-related entities to terminal-operator expansion decisions. Dr. Kemmsies is also an advisor to executives at various port authorities and major transportation and manufacturing companies.Dr. Kemmsies is a registered financial analyst with a strong background in industry analysis. He has presented his research at major industry conferences and international economic forums. His research has been published by investment banks, business periodicals, academic journals and various publications. He also contributes a monthly column in American Shipper, economic outlook reports for Rosenblatt Securities, and contributes to the Federal Reserve's Survey of Professional Forecasters. He is a member of the National Association of Business Economists, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and the advisory board of the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation at Rutgers University.Dr. Kemmsies received his Doctorate in Economics from Texas A&M University. He has a Master of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Florida Atlantic University.
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