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AFSA Welcomes Perc Pineda, PhD

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AFSA Welcomes Perc Pineda, PhD

AFSA is pleased to welcome Perc Pineda, PhD as Chief Economist and Vice President of Research, serving as the primary expert on economics, statistics, and industry research supporting the organization’s advocacy efforts.

“For more than a century, AFSA and its members have protected access to consumer credit and choice,” said Bill Himpler, AFSA President & CEO, “Perc’s expertise will help us more effectively communicate the crucial role consumer credit plays in the lives of Americans and in our nation.”

Pineda most recently served as the Chief Economist of the Plastics Industry Association, tracking macroeconomic trends, conducting economic research, producing forecasts and report, business sentiment surveys, and disseminating enhanced industry data to members.

Perc was also a Senior Economist of the Credit Union National Association, and previously taught economics at St. Francis College in New York, NY, and economics and finance at the City University of New York. Prior to his time in academia, he was at the International Monetary Fund.

Perc received his PhD and MPhil in Economics from the New School of Social Research in New York, NY. He also holds an MA in Economics from American University in Washington, DC, and a Master’s in International Management from the University of Maryland. He is a member of the National Association of Business Economist and a panelist of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s macroeconomic forecasters. His views on the economy and the industry have been widely quoted in the media; his research and insights have been published in peer-reviewed economic and trade journals.

March 3rd, 2022 by