Ben Ayers is a Senior Economist with Nationwide Economics, supporting the company’s forecasting and macroeconomic analysis functions. Ben’s responsibilities include forecasting enterprise business drivers to assist the company’s strategic planning. He currently authors a weekly economic review and outlook as well as commentary pieces on key economic topics. Ben is a frequent presenter of Nationwide Economics’ forecasts and analyses to internal and external audiences.
He has been quoted in multiple media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, MarketWatch, Barron’s, and The Associated Press.
Prior to joining Nationwide in August 2011, Ben served as an Assistant Vice President at Citi Hedge Fund Services North America.
Ben holds a Master of Science in Economics from the Ohio State University, specializing in applied economic analysis. Prior to this degree, he earned a BSBA from the Fisher College of Business at the Ohio State University, with a focus on economics and international business. He is a member of the National Association for Business Economics.