Brian S. Wesbury (born, 1958) is a prominent American economist and economic forecaster.
He holds an M.B.A. from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Montana. He began his career in 1982 at the Harris Bank in Chicago. He served as Vice President and Economist for the Chicago Corporation and then as Senior Vice President and Chief Economist for Griffin, Kubik, Stephens, & Thompson, a Chicago Investment Bank. He is now the Chief Economist at First Trust Advisors L.P, a financial services firm headquartered in Wheaton, Illinois.
He was honored in 2004 by USA Today as one of the top 10 economic forecasters in the United States, and ranked by The Wall Street Journal as the nation's #1 U.S. economic forecaster in 2001. He is a monthly contributor for The American Spectator magazine, and serves as the magazine's economics editor. He is published regularly in the The Wall Street Journal, and is a CNBC contributor. McGraw-Hill published his first book, "The New Era of Wealth", in October 1999.