Hey there! I’m Dr. Alfredo A. Romero, an associate professor of Economics at North Carolina A&T State University, founder and CEO of Impact Analytics, a member of the panel of economic forecaster of the Wall Street Journal and a guest forecaster for the Survey of Professional Forecasters of the Philadelphia Fed. My research focuses on┬áthe 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