Dr. Nielson is currently the managing director and Chief Economist at MacroEcon Global Advisors, Inc., an economics consulting firm specializing in financial economics, corporate governance, and strategy.
Previously, Dr. Nielson worked in global equity investment strategy and headed corporate governance analysis at Morgan Stanley Asset Management, The Chicago Group. Dr. Nielson was the head high-tech/telecom industry economist at BT Alex. Brown (now Deutsche Bank). Dr. Nielson also advised BT Alex. Brown’s Global Economics and Strategy group on matters of international economics and finance and supported equity and fixed income groups in asset pricing and industry trends. He has consulted to the Central Bank of Sweden on the term structure of interest rates, interest rate policy, effects of foreign exchange rate changes, and equity movements on the shape of the yield curve. Dr. Nielson has held visiting professor posts at the Stockholm School of Economics and Augustana College.
Dr. Nielson is a graduate of Dakota Wesleyan University, where he received a B.A. degree in Political Science. Dr. Nielson received a Ph.D. in Economics with a concentration in financial economics from the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago.