Connecting The Dots Between The Economy... And Business!
Dr. Bill Conerly connects the dots between the economy and business decisions. As a consultant, he not only forecasts the economy but also helps business leaders understand how their challenges will change with the evolving economy. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Duke University and was ...more


Pricing Dilemma: Surcharge Vs. Price Increase - Which Approach Wins Over Customers?
Surcharge or price increase? When a company needs to cover higher costs, which method is better for customer relations? Transparency must be first priority.
Business Credit Is Tightening: Questions To Ask Your Banker
Business owners should understand where their company stands relative to the bank’s credit standards.
AI For Business Leaders, Especially Skeptics
Key points that business leaders should understand today in order to prepare for tomorrow’s use of AI.
Labor Market Update 2023: Hiring Becomes Easier, But Challenges Remain
Labor has become easier to hire, and employers are reporting, though challenges remain. Easing labor market tightness resulted from more people choosing to work, or at least look for work.
Housing Market Forecast 2023-24: The Myth Of Massive Underbuilding
2023 and 2024 will not be disastrous for housing in the United States, but prices will likely edge down with a lackluster volume of transactions and new construction.
Analyzing Inflation: When To Use Top-Down Or Bottom-Up Approaches
The latest Consumer Price Index report shows that total inflation is dropping. We usually understand inflation better by looking at the aggregate or the individual components.


AIG American International Group Inc
BAC Bank of America Corporation
CAT Caterpillar Inc.
EWJ iShares MSCI Japan Index Fund
GM General Motors Company
MSFT Microsoft Corporation
NKE Nike Inc.
PG Procter & Gamble Co.
SBUX Starbucks Corporation
TWX Time Warner Inc.
VLO Valero Energy Corporation
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Work Experience

December 2011 - Present (11 years 8 months)
Conerly Consulting LLC
April 1996 - Present (27 years 7 months)
Strategic planning and the external business environment.
Cascade Policy Institute
Chairman of the Board
1995 - Present (28 years 10 months)
Senior Vice President & Economist
First Interstate Bank
September 1987 - March 1996 (8 years 8 months)
Senior economist and manager of economics department covering five-state region.
Director of Economic Research
July 1984 - June 1987 (3 years)


Duke University
1974 / 1980
New College
1971 / 1974


Businomics Blog
Bill Conerly
Bill Conerly
The Businomics blog helps business leaders make more profitable decisions through a better understanding of the economy. Although it occasionally delves into public policy or investments, it's mostly focused on actionable information. When the business cycle turns, the Businomics blog helps business leaders understand how their daily challenges will turn. When new corporate strategy fads emerge, the Businomics blog uses hard-headed economic analysis to determine which parts of the new fad make sense, and which should be ignored.
Businomics: From The Headlines To Your Bottomline
William B. Conerly, Ph.D
William Conerly
Business leaders know that the economy affects their sales, costs and profits. But they often fail to translate economic news into action steps that will protect and grow their profits. The solution is Businomics™: From the Headlines to Your Bottom Line: How to Profit in Any Economic Cycle, which connects the dots between the economic news and business decisions. How vulnerable is your business to recession? Businomics™ explains why some sectors are highly susceptible to downturns, while others are fairly stable—and they are not always the sectors you expect! You may have studied macroeconomics in college, but the course was almost certainly mathematical and focused on policy. Businomics™ attacks the subject from the perspective of a business leader: what you must know to anticipate, prepare for and react to downturns in the economy. The book provides a step-by-step guide to developing an early warning system tailored specifically to your company.
Businomics Free Monthly Newsletter
Bill Conerly
Bill Conerly
The Businomics(TM) Newsletter keeps you up to date in a simple graphical format. We'll email you two or three pages of charts once a month, with Bill's comments. Skim the newsletter for two minutes and you're up to date. View a sample and then sign up.