Jack Strauss, PhD



Jack Strauss, PhD, is the Miller Chair of Applied Economics at the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. Strauss has been a Fulbright Scholar of Economics in Kiev, Ukraine, and consulted for the Central Banks of Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Nepal and Indonesia. His recent consulting project for Bank Indonesia was in Bali and focused on “Forecasting Inflation and Other Macroeconomic Variables in Indonesia: Handling Structural Change and Instability with Combination Forecast Methods.”

His specialty is forecasting and applied economic analysis, and he was director of the Simon Center for Regional Forecasting at Saint Louis University for more than a decade before arriving at DU in 2013. He has been published in the top journals of forecasting, finance and international economics and has highly cited papers in forecasting stock returns, housing prices and job growth. Strauss has been published in the  Review of Finance, Journal of FinanceJournal of Portfolio ManagementJournal of ForecastingInternational Journal of ForecastingJournal of Applied EconometricsEconometric Reviews and Journal of Macroeconomics as well as more than a dozen other academic journals.

Strauss has taught economics internationally in Spain, Ukraine, China and Indonesia, and he worked for The Economist for four years focusing on Ukraine. He has been cited more than 200 times by the media, including NPR, Voice of America, local Fox news affiliates, NBC and CBS, as well as Wall Street JournalBloomberg NewsUSA TodayNewsweek, Yahoo Finance and Dow Jones News. He also has extensive applied experience in economic impact analysis, including consulting on alcohol liberalization laws in Colorado, Oklahoma and Kansas; legalization of marijuana; minimum wage; immigration; St. Louis water; Missouri water; financial crisis impact on St. Louis real estate; Ameren and Boeing.


  • PhD, Duke University
  • BA, Economics, Johns Hopkins University