William C. Dunkelberg, Ph.D., a nationally known authority on small business, entrepreneurship, consumer behavior, and consumer credit and government policy, was the featured speaker at La Salle University’s 11th Annual Economic Outlook Forum. The event, hosted by La Salle’s School of Business and the Business Network at The Union League of Philadelphia, was held on Wednesday, January 25.
Dunkleberg has presented expert testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate on consumer credit, inflation, tax reform, the minimum wage, small business, electronic funds transfer systems, energy efficiency standards, health care, and monetary and fiscal policy. Dunkelberg is a professor of economics in the College of Literature and Arts at Temple University.
He served as an advisor to the Secretary of Commerce, and was appointed to the Consumer Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve System in 1989 for a two-year term.
Dunkelberg is a past president and a Fellow of the National Association for Business Economics [NABE]. He was appointed to the Census Advisory Committee representing the American Economic Association in 1992 and again in 1995 (serving as chair) and served on the board of The National Bureau of Economic Research from 1996 to 1999. He is an elected member of the Conference of Business Economists (and chairman in 2003) and the National Business Economic Issues Council and the first recipient of the Small Business Administration’s Research Advocate of the Year award and the Abramson Scroll from NABE for his papers on monetary policy (2009).