Joseph Lavorgna

Senior Fellow

“Do what is hard and life will be easy. Do what is easy and life with be hard.”

- Les Brown

Joseph Lavorgna was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and serves as a Senior Fellow at AFPI. Lavorgna previously served as the Chief Economist of the Americas at Natixis, a firm he joined after serving as Special Assistant to the President and Chief Economist of the National Economic Council during the Trump Administration. At Natixis, Lavorgna led the firm’s economic research efforts, managing a team that analyzed trends in the equity, fixed income, foreign exchange, and commodity markets. Joseph has over 25 years of financial services experience. He previously worked at Deutsche Bank for 20 years, where he was the firm’s Chief U.S. Economist. He began his professional career at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as an economist in the Monetary Analysis & Projections Division. He was a Senior U.S. Economist at Lehman Brothers prior to joining Deutsche Bank. A native New Yorker, Lavorgna holds an economics degree from Vassar College. Lavorgna is an avid golfer, and his wife is from the great state of Michigan. In college, he used to wake up early on Saturday mornings to watch Larry Kudlow debate Bill Wolman on CNBC’s Strictly Business program.

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