Professor Bethune is a professional financial economist and author with a broad range of experience in macroeconomic forecasting, applied economics, finance, and business-cycle analysis. He conducts research on international macroeconomic business cycles, and financial markets, and has been the recipient of numerous forecast accuracy awards from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Dow Jones Marketwatch Survey, and Caterpillar Business Intelligence.
An expert U.S. financial economist, Bethune has direct experience with comprehensive analysis and forecasting of the U.S. economy, including industry specific and economy-wide cyclical pressures, as well as monetary and fiscal policies.
Bethune also has a wide range of consulting, banking and commercial experience, including risk management processes in banking and corporate situations, and scenario planning. He is a member of the Harvard Group of Industrial Economists.