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The Bowtie Economist

Elliot Eisenberg, PhD. is an internationally acclaimed economist and public speaker specializing in making the arcana and minutia of economics fun, relevant and educational.



You can find several samples of Elliot’s syndicated writing on economics here.


Elliot travels all over the nation to speak on economics. See a list of his clients here.


See what people are saying about the Bowtie Economist here.

Elliot on stage

Take a peak at some of Elliot’s most popular presentations here.

About the Bowtie Economist

ELLIOT EISENBERG, Ph.D. is an internationally acclaimed economist and public speaker specializing in making the arcana and minutia of economics fun, relevant and educational. He earned a B.A. in economics with first class honors from McGill University in Montreal, as well as a Masters and Ph.D. in public administration from Syracuse University. Eisenberg, a former Senior Economist with the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C., is the creator of the multifamily stock index (the first nationally recognized index to track the total return of public firms principally involved in the ownership and management of apartments), the author of more than eighty-five articles, serves on the Expert Advisory Board of Mortgage Market Guide and is a regular consultant to several large real estate professional associations, hedge funds and investment advisory groups. He has spoken to hundreds of business groups and associations, often as keynote speaker. Dr. Eisenberg has been invited to testify before lawmakers and is often asked to comment on proposed legislation. His research and opinions have been featured in Bloomberg, Business Week, Bureau of National Affairs, Forbes, Fortune, and many other publications. He is a regularly featured guest on cable news programs, talk and public radio.

Dr. Eisenberg can do a virtual presentation for your team and clients.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr. Eisenberg expanded his offering of online and virtual economic updates, and many clients find that this is an excellent way to reach out to groups on a more frequent basis than live conferences and meetings.  While Dr. Eisenberg loves to be in front of a live audience, attendees have raved about his online presentations, some of which include more than a thousand participants.  If you are interested in having a virtual presentation for your group, please fill out the contact form and Elliot will connect with you right away.


10/20/20 – Dr. Elliot Eisenberg presents on the “Economic Impact of Homebuilding” in the Metro Buffalo NY Area.

12/2/20 – Dr. Elliot Eisenberg joins Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio co-hosts Carol Morgan and Todd Schnick for a podcast.  Elliot shares his 2021 Economic Housing Forecast :

10/28/20 – Watch Dr. Eisenberg share his “The Economy in 2021:  Growing but Slowing” message with the Hilton Head MLS.

4/16/20 – Elliot joined Sabri Ben-Achour of NPR’s Marketplace recently:

Are we paying rent?

10/14/20 – See Elliot’s monthly economic update to American Pacific Mortgage:

4/29/20 – A great visit with Fairway Mortgage Company:

70 Words on the Economy. Daily.

In December 2010, Elliot began writing a daily 70 word blog on the economy – hence the website’s name. As a personal challenge, he decided to take a current economic concept or issue and explain the topic in 70 words or less – not an easy thing to do. He writes and posts a blog every weekday except holidays, and has written nearly 3,000 blogs, many of which are showcased here. Friday’s blog is always “The Friday File”, which is intentionally fun and lighthearted going into the weekend.

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