Paul Traub currently holds the position of Senior Business Economist at the Detroit Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago where his responsibilities include both research and current analysis. Prior to joining the economic research department of the Chicago Fed, Traub was the president of Scenario Economics LLC and senior economist for Americas Commercial Transportation Research Company, LLC (ACT Research).
Traub retired in 2008 from the position of corporate economist with 25 years of service at Chrysler LLC. He worked in Chrysler’s corporate economist’s office for over 17 of those years where his responsibilities included tracking the economy and forecasting its impact on North American auto sales; supporting new product development; and speaking to auto dealers and numerous professional organizations. His speaking engagements have included the Michigan and Ohio Governors’ Councils of Economic Advisors, the Michigan Bankers Association Annual Conference, International Council of Shopping Centers Continuing Education Program, Michigan Government Finance Officers Association Seminar and Economy and Security (The Aspen Institute). Traub is currently President of the Detroit Association of Business Economists; is a member of the National Association of Business Economists and the Detroit Economic Club; serves on the Alumni Society Board for the University of Michigan – Dearborn; is a member of the Board of Regents for Baker College – Flint; is on advisory boards for Lawrence Technological University College of Management, the Michigan Council for Economic Education, the U.S. Army TACOM LCMC and has served as an adjunct faculty member at Oakland University in the School of Business. He holds a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan – Dearborn and an M.B.A. from Oakland University.