Research/Areas of Interest:

Corporate, quantitative, and international finance, econometrics


Dr. Bethune is a teacher, author and professional economist with extensive experience in macroeconomic analysis and forecasting, financial and credit markets, business dynamics and cycles. Dr. Bethune has taught macroeconomics, international economics, microeconomics, econometrics, corporate finance and operations research at several colleges including Tufts University and Amherst College in Massachusetts, and Westmont College in Santa Barbara California. Brian has a broad range of financial and corporate consulting experience. He currently serves as Chief Economist for Alpha Economic Foresights LLC, consults with private investment management companies, and serves on the New England Board of Directors of Hope International, a global microenterprise development NGO. Dr. Bethune provides analysis and forecasts on U.S. and Canada economic and business conditions, supports Boston community-building activities, and serves as an advisor for a range of global philanthropic efforts.