Senior Economist, KPMG Economics, KPMG US
Senior Economist, KPMG Economics
Yelena Maleyev is an economist at KPMG, located in Chicago. Yelena monitors national and international economic indicators, on which she is quoted in financial press. She provides analysis of economic data and policy developments for the economics team and services both internal and external clients of the firm, helping them better hedge economic risk. She reports directly to the Chief Economist, Diane Swonk.
Prior to joining KPMG, Yelena worked as an economist at the accounting and consulting firm Grant Thornton LLP, where she focused on the housing market, the construction sector and the U.S. consumer. Her research has been featured in major media outlets, including The Washington Post, The Hill, and NBC. Yelena worked closely with Diane on assessing key industries for clients and to support internal firm strategy for the national leadership team.
Yelena came to economics via marketing. She has a strong understanding of the connection between economic analysis and communication. Her attentiveness to client communications allowed her to move up the ranks in her marketing roles.
Yelena is a Certified Business Economist (CBE) and a member of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE). She was a member of the Financial Roundtable for NABE, and has rapidly moved up the ranks of the association. She now serves on the planning committee for the annual NABE meeting, which puts her in direct contact with top academics and economic policy makers from the Federal Reserve to the White House and Treasury Department.
She earned her master’s degree in applied economics from Georgetown University and a bachelor of commerce degree with honors from the University of Manitoba where she majored in finance and international business. Yelena is trained in statistical analysis and programming from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.