Donald Ratajczak, Ph.D.
Raymond James Fixed Income Consulting Economist
Donald Ratajczak, Ph.D., works with Raymond James Fixed Income as a consulting economist. One of the leading econometric forecasters in the country, he is currently regents professor emeritus of economics at Georgia State University, having retired in 2000 after 27 years as director of the Economic Forecasting Center in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business. He also serves on the board of directors of Crown Craft, Inc., Ruby Tuesday, Inc., Citizens Bancshares Corp. and AssuranceAmerica.
A highly sought speaker and consultant, Donald is frequently quoted and interviewed by both the print and broadcast media including The Wall Street Journal, Journal of Commerce, The New York Times, Fortune, Bloomberg Businessweek, NBC, CNBC and CNN.
Donald ranked second for 2005 and fourth for 2006 in a national survey of the most accurate economic forecasters of the U.S. economy by USA Today and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. In this annual survey, the nation’s top 45 economists receive scores reflecting the accuracy of their forecasts against the actual outcomes for the economy in each of the previous year’s four quarters. The final rankings were based on the averages of those four scores.
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