Allen Sinai is chief global economist, strategist and president of Decision Economics, Inc., a global economics and financial markets information support and advisory firm founded in 1996. Between 1983 and 1996, he was chief global economist, a managing director, and director of Lehman Brothers Global Economics at Lehman Brothers, Inc. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Allen worked from 1971 to 1983 at Data Resources, Inc. (DRI) with Harvard economist and founder Otto Eckstein. Allen has advised U.S. presidents from both political parties on key economic and policy issues, has often testified before Congress, and meets regularly with senior level policy makers from foreign countries. Allen has won a number of forecasting awards, including Top Forecaster—Wall Street Journal Survey in 2006, the USA Today Survey Top Forecaster in 2005 and 2003, and Top Guru in the Business Week Survey of 1997. Allen has published more than 40 journal articles and appears regularly on national television programs. In 1992, Boston Magazine selected him as one of the ten “smartest people” in Boston. Allen earned his Ph.D. in economics at Northwestern University.