Bill-ConerlyBill Conerly, Ph.D. connects the dots between the economy and business, helping corporate executives, small business owners and government leaders make better decisions.

Dr. Conerly holds a Ph.D. in economics from Duke University.  He is principal of Conerly Consulting LLC, chief economist of, and was previously Senior Vice President at First Interstate Bank.

Dr. Conerly is author of Businomics: From the Headlines to Your Bottomline: How to Profit in Any Economic Cycle.  He is co-author of Thinking Economics, a high school textbook in multimedia format used in 24 states. He has been quoted in Fortune MagazineThe Wall Street Journal and USA Today, and interviewed on The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, CNBC, CNN as well as many local stations.

Conerly is chairman of the board of Cascade Policy Institute, and a member of Governor John Kitzhaber’s Council of Economic Advisors.