Craig Thomas is a veteran private-sector economist, working today as Senior Economist at one of the largest financial services firms in the United States. Among his previous posts, he served as Director of Research for Citi Property Investors, Citigroup's private equity real estate arm, developing information that drives billions of dollars of investment decisions. Specializing in regional, macro, and real estate economics, he has modeled and analyzed myriad markets and asset classes, presenting his findings worldwide. Unlike most serious economists, he is also a gifted communicator. His economics columns quickly gathered an avid readership of more than 30,000 economists and noneconomists who appreciate his unique ability to explain complex theory in a simple and entertaining way.