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Robert Stein


Robert Stein is Deputy Chief Economist at First Trust Advisors L.P. a financial services firm based in Wheaton, Illinois. At First Trust, Mr. Stein is responsible for forecasting and analyzing economic indicators as well as writing economic commentaries.

Immediately prior to joining First Trust, Mr. Stein was Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the U.S. Treasury Department. At the Treasury Department, Mr. Stein was responsible for briefing the Secretary of the Treasury on U.S. macroeconomic developments and formulating policy proposals. Day to day, Mr. Stein was responsible for leading a team of twenty economists conducting in-depth economic analysis and research.

Between 1996 and 2002 Mr. Stein was chief economist for the Senate Budget Committee on Capitol Hill and an economist for the Senate Banking Committee and Joint Economic Committee. Prior to his tenure on Capitol Hill and the Treasury Department, Bob was a journalist for Investor’s Business Daily, where he covered the economy and authored many front page stories. Originally from New Jersey, Mr. Stein received a B.A. in both Economics and Government from Georgetown University. He is also a CFA Charter holder.




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