Carl E. Steidtmann
Carl Steidtmann, Chief Economist and Director of Deloitte Research – Consumer Business, is a nationally recognized expert on economic forecasting of retail sales activity, consumer trends, technology, and general economic trends.
Based in New York, Dr. Steidtmann works with individual clients to assess the impact of economic, demographic, political, and technological changes on their business strategies. He has also testified on numerous occasions as an expert witness on consumer business issues in both state and federal courts.
His research has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Women’s Wear Daily, USA Today, and The New York Times, among other publications. Dr. Steidtmann has appeared on the MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour, CNN, CNBC, Adam Smith’s World, and the Nightly Business Report as an expert on retailing. Dr. Steidtmann has authored or co-authored more than 400 publications on economics, demographics, competition, and socio-technological trends as they relate to business.
Dr. Steidtmann is a frequent conference and after-dinner speaker on marketing, technology, consumer trends, and the general economic outlook. He has addressed hundreds of groups on economics and productivity, including the National Retail Federation, the Food Marketing Institute, and the International Mass Retail Association in addition to individual companies.
An award-winning instructor and systems analyst, Dr. Steidtmann was selected as one of the 25 most influential consultants in 2003 by Consulting Magazine for his work in consumer spending forecasting. He earned his Ph.D., masters and bachelors degrees from the University of Colorado, majoring in economics, statistics, and history, respectively.