Senior Director, IHS Economics
Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.
Mr. James Diffley serves as Senior Director of the Industry Services and Consulting Group at IHS Economics. As Chief Economist of IHS U.S. Regional Services Group, he is responsible for the Regional Core Macroeconomic Service and the IHS Global Insight Real Estate and Construction Service. Since 1998, Mr. Diffley has supervised the quarterly economic forecast of the 50 states and over 300 metropolitan areas of the United States. He regularly makes presentations of these regional economic forecasts and analysis to clients, conferences, governmental bodies and the press. Mr. Diffley is also responsible for customized consulting projects. These have included long-term projections of cigarette consumption, forecasts of capital gains realizations, analysis of the economic impact of the securities industry on New York State, analysis of the impact of changing oil prices on local economies and the economic impact of various facility locations. Mr. Diffley’s academic work includes a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics & Economics from State University of New York at Buffalo, N.Y., a Master of Arts in Economics and a Ph.D. (ABD) at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, N.Y., U.S. From 1982 to 1987, he was on the economics faculty at Adelphi University, New York, U.S.