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President and CEO of Forbes, Inc. and editor-in-chief of Forbes Magazine, Steve Forbes (R), discusses his viewpoint of current market trends during Marketcast 2004 in St. Louis on October 17, 2003. Joing Forbes in a question and answer session is (L to R) Brian Wesbury, first vice-president and chief economist at Griffin, Kubik, Stephens and Thompson, Inv; Alan Skrainka, chief market strategist at Edward Jones; Irving R. Levine, commentator, PBS-TV "Nightly Business Report;" and Marci Rossell, economist. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)
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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.

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