Dr. Ira Kalish, Chief Global Economist for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, discusses the economic outlook, as well as risks to the outlook and the disruptive factors following the pandemic -particularly inflation, supply chains, and labor markets.
Dr. Ira Kalish is Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu’s Chief Global Economist. He is a specialist in global economic issues, as well as the effects of economic, demographic and social trends on the global business environment. He has written about the economies of Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, China, Japan, Mexico and South America, and has also written extensively on global consumer markets. He is the principal author and editor of Deloitte’s Weekly Global Economic Update, among other publications, and advises both Deloitte clients and the firm’s leadership on economic issues and their impact on business strategy.
Ira also serves on the Business at OECD Economic Policy Committee, which advises the OECD on macroeconomic policy issues, as well as the World Economic Forum’s Community of Chief Economists. He is widely traveled and has given presentations in 47 countries on six continents. Prior to his work at Deloitte, he was chief economist at Retail Forward, a director at PwC, vice president at Bankers Trust, corporate economist at the Eastman Kodak Company, and researcher at the Institute for International Economics.