“The Economic State of the Chemical Industry: A Long-Term View,” a JPS Event
T. Kevin Swift
For the past 22 years T. Kevin Swift has produced for the chemical industry an annual economic report and a forecast of the U.S. and global chemical industry. Swift monitors business conditions and identifies emerging trends for the domestic and global chemical sector. He also disseminates the economic and societal contributions of the business of chemistry and general information about the industry to American Chemistry Council member companies, the media, Wall Street analysts, the academic community, and the general public.
Swift will present “The Economic State of the Chemical Industry: A Long-Term View” during this installment of the Joseph Priestley Society (JPS) lecture series.
About the Event
This event is presented as part of CHF’s Joseph Priestley Society (JPS) series, exploring topics in science, technology, and industry through professional networking receptions and lectures by industry leaders.
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Thursday, January 10, 2013
|11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
|12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
|1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
About the Keynote
At the American Chemistry Council, Kevin Swift is responsible for economic and other analyses dealing with markets, raw materials, trade, tax, energy, and competition and innovation. In his remarks he will examine the long-term growth of the U.S. chemical industry since the 19th century and that of the global chemical industry since World War II. He will discuss major themes of investment and technology, as well as trends in growth, trade, and energy use. Swift will also touch on how the chemical industry benefits modern society and our economy, followed by an analysis of the forces moving the chemical industry and the likely outlook.
T. Kevin Swift was born in Buffalo, New York, and from an early age was fascinated by industry. He started his career at Dow Chemical and before joining the American Chemistry Council held executive and senior-level positions at several business research companies.
Swift has completed the Tax Analysis and Revenue Forecasting Program and other studies at Harvard University as well as studies at the University of Oxford. He is an adjunct professor of business economics for the M.B.A. program at the University of Mary Washington. He is a member of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) and of NABE’s panel of 40 professional forecasters, and recently served on the NABE board of directors. Swift also serves as a member of the Harvard Discussion Group of Industrial Economists and participates in the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank’s forecasters’ survey. Swift is a member of the Association of Christian Economists, the National Economists Club, the Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals, and the United States Association for Energy Economics.
He has earned degrees from Ashland College, Case Western Reserve University, and Anglia Polytechnic University in Chelmsford, U.K.