Chief Economist, Hilltop Economics, LLC
Duncan Meldrum is chief economist and founder of Hilltop Economics LLC, a sole-member consulting firm that specializes in business economics applications and forecasting. Meldrum provides demand-driven outlooks for clients in the electronic materials, semiconductor equipment, and manufacturing industries. He provides the economic and semiconductor MSI forecasts and commentary for Linx-Consulting’s “Econometric Semiconductor Forecast”. Hilltop Economics also provides chief economist services for industrial and venture capital firms on a consulting basis.
Before establishing his firm in 2012, Meldrum directed the Center for Forecasting & Modeling at IHS Global Insight (now IHS Markit). He also spent thirty years at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. as their chief economist. Throughout his career, he has been a frequent speaker at major semiconductor conferences, including ISS, SMC and SPCC.
Meldrum has a PhD from Lehigh University in Business & Economics, a MS in Operations Research from the US Naval Postgraduate School and a BS from the US Naval Academy. He holds the Certified Business Economist™ designation, and is a past president and Fellow of the National Association for Business Economics. He sits on the board of the APCI Federal Credit Union and is a member of its Asset & Liability Committee.
CBE™ and Certified Business Economist™ are certification marks owned by the National Association for Business Economics