Robert F. Wescott, Ph.D., is Founder and President of Keybridge Research LLC, an economic consulting firm in Washington, D.C., that has served major financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies and leading business associations since 2001.
Wescott concentrates on global macroeconomics, financial risks and public policy research. He provides global asset allocation advice to high-profile international financial firms and is a frequent speaker to business and financial audiences around the world. He also testifies as an expert before U.S. congressional committees on economic, financial and energy policy matters.
From 1999 until 2001, Wescott served as Special Assistant to the U.S. President for Economic Policy at the White House, where he helped to develop administration policies toward G-7 countries, Russia, China, India, other key emerging-market economies and the international financial system.
From 1994 to 1999, Wescott was Deputy Division Chief at the International Monetary Fund, where he helped produce the World Economic Outlook, the Fund's semi-annual review of world economic prospects, key risks and policy challenges.
The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation maintains a partnership with Keybridge Research to produce the quarterly Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook and the monthly Foundation-Keybridge Equipment & Software Investment Momentum Monitor.