Western Blue Chip Panelists

Lee McPheters

Director - JPMorgan Chase Economic Outlook Center, ASU

Dr. Lee McPheters is the Director of the JPMorgan Chase Economic Outlook Center. He is also a Research Professor of Economics in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

His writings on the Western region have been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Economist, Business Week, The New York Times, and Newsweek as well as major metropolitan area newspapers throughout the nation. He has appeared nationally on Good Morning America and CNN news, commenting on the economy of the Western states.

Dr. McPheters’ recent research has emphasized transportation issues in economic development, with support from the U. S. Department of Transportation, the Arizona Department of Transportation, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Boeing, and other public and corporate sources.

Dr. McPheters completed his undergraduate studies at San Francisco State University and received his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. He has been at ASU since 1976.