Senior Economist, Joint Economic Committee
Participation in DITE: Cohort 5 Fellow
Dr. Alfredo A. Romero is the Senior Economist of the Joint Economic Committee of the United States Congress and an associate professor of economics at the Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina. He has been a member of the Panel of Economic Forecasters of the Wall Street Journal, a member of the Survey of Professional forecasters of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and co-founder and CEO of Impact Analytics, an economic consulting firm. His research focuses on the ebb and flow of foreign direct investment and its connections to growth, culture, and inequality; the yield curve and its relationship to unemployment and inflation; and the dynamics of self-employment during recessions. He has been invited to present his research both nationally and internationally and publishes in economics and interdisciplinary journals. From time to time his opinion on labor markets and economic conditions has been sought out by major outlets like Barron’s Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, CNBC, MSNBC, Telemundo, Univision, and CNN. He is currently a member of the American Society of Hispanic Economists and a former co-editor of the Hispanic Economic Outlook. In his spare time, he loves to teach his daughters Spanish and programming in BASIC. He received a Ph.D. and a master’s in economics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, a master’s in economics from Texas Tech University, and a baccalaureate in economics from Universidad de las Americas-Puebla, in Mexico.