Miles Cary Leahey


Economics & Finance

M. Cary Leahey previously served as the chief U.S. economist for Decision Economics, a consulting firm with offices in New York, Boston, and London. In that role, he wrote regularly for the daily and weekly publications for client readership and provided advice and commentary as needed to clients. He has appeared on the major media outlets including BBC and CNBC and is frequently quoted in the press. Previously, he served as Senior Economist at Deutsche Bank Securities, Senior Economist and Managing Director at Primark Decision Economics, Chief U.S. Economist at High Frequency Economics and as Chief Financial Markets Economist at Lehman Brothers, where he served as the senior "Fed-watcher." His previous employment also included stints with GM, Data Resources and the White House's OMB and CEA staffs. He earned a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Clark University. He has been listed in Who's Who in Finance and Industry since 1987 and Who’s Who since 1999.


  • PHD, University of Pennsylvania
  • MA, University of Pennsylvania
  • AB, Clark University

Courses Taught

  • ECON 203: Microeconomics
  • ECON 204: Macroeconomics
  • ECON 302: Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • MBAL 645: The Economy & Financial Markets