2020 Economic Forecast

Roger Tutterow, Ph.D.

Roger Tutterow is Professor of Economics at Kennesaw State University where he holds the Henssler Financial Endowed Chair. He also serves as Director of the Econometric Center, an applied research center affiliated in KSU’s Coles College of Business.

His analysis of the economic, business and political environments have been featured in a variety of media including Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Forbes, USA Today, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Arizona Republic, Florida Times-Union, Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Orlando Sentinel, Palm Beach Post, Wichita Eagle and on CNN, CNBC, NBC, Bloomberg Television, NPR’s “Marketplace” and “All Things Considered,” CNN-Radio as well as by regional electronic and print media.

In addition to his work in academia, Dr. Tutterow has served as a consultant on financial economics and statistical modeling for corporate clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to closely held businesses. He has provided expert testimony on economic, financial and statistical matters in state and federal court and before the Georgia General Assembly and the Georgia Public Service Commission. Dr. Tutterow has given several hundred speeches to professional groups in 39 states and Canada on topics in the economic, business and political arenas.

Dr. Tutterow has given several hundred speeches to professional groups in 39 states and Canada on topics in the economic, business and political arenas. He has been selected by Georgia Trend magazine as a “notable Georgian" four times.

In 2003, Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue appointed Dr. Tutterow to serve on the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors, a capacity that he continued to serve in for Governor Nathan Deal. In 2010, he was named to the Special Council on Tax Reform and Fairness for Georgians which conducted a comprehensive review of Georgia’s Tax Code. In addition, Dr. Tutterow currently serves on the Georgia Child Support Commission, the Cobb County Public Employee Pension Plan, the Board of Managers of PrimeArc Capital, LLC and the Board of Trustees of Berry College.

A Georgia native, Dr. Tutterow holds a B.S. in Decision Science from Berry College and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Georgia State University. Prior to rejoining Kennesaw State University, Dr. Tutterow held faculty and administrative appointments at West Virginia University, Georgia State University and Mercer University. He has also served as a visiting professor at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and at the Institute for Industrial Policy Studies in Seoul, South Korea.

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