David Katsnelson

David Katsnelson

Director, Macroeconomics

David is responsible for the collecting, analyzing, forecasting, and communicating macroeconomic data and its relevance to clients throughout the forest product industry.  He is the editor of RISI's Monthly Economic Commentary and the Economic Outlook chapters that appear in all RISI forecasts.  Prior to joining RISI, David worked at IHS Global Insight as an economist in the Country Analysis and Forecasting Group. He also consulted for the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, a think-tank in Cambridge, MA. Before that, David worked for more than a decade in the financial industry as a trader for boutique hedge funds and brokerages in New York and Boston.  David received his MBA in International Economic Policy from Brandeis International Business School, and his B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago.


The Global Economy – Heightened Risks

Monday, October 10, 2016 - 09:15

In the past year, the global economy has seen some dramatic changes; a slowing and changing Chinese economy, the re-pricing of commodities, troubles in emerging markets, unprecedented actions by the world’s central banks, and increased geo-political tensions. Leadership in the global economy has transitioned from the now cooling emerging markets to developed economies. What are the prospects for emerging markets economies? Can developed economies drive the global economy?