FREDERICK, MD - The National Auto Auction Association (NAAA)announced that Dr. Ira Silver has been named NAAA Economist.
Dr. Silver is currently an Associate Professor of Professional Practice in Managerial Economic at the M.J. Neely School of Business at Texas Christian University (TCU). He will continue at the TCU while serving NAAA on a part-time basis.
NAAA President John Rea said, "The Association is extremely
fortunate to have Dr. Silver join us. He will bring more than thirty years of experience in economics, business analysis and
forecasting to the auto auction industry. He has considerable
experience as a Chief Economist which makes him ideally
suited for this important position."
Dr. Silver has served as Chief Economist at J.C. Penny where
he has spent most of his career. He began his career as a
Regional Economist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
then moved to the Bank of New York, where he was in charge
of industry forecasting. He has been a visiting Professor of
Economics and Finance at the University of Dallas and the
University of Texas at Dallas, Baruch College, and Fordham
University. He is currently serving as the Economic Consultant
to the G7 Group in Washington/New York and continues to
reside in Plano, Texas.
Dr. Silver has a Ph.D. in Economics from the City University
of New York. He has been published in The Economy at a
Glance; Monthly Economic Update; Economic & Industry
Comments (an internal newsletter for JC Penney); Economic
Comments, Industry Studies, Industry Indicators, Conference
Board, and in Sales Forecasting (publications of the Bank of
New York, Economics Department).