Department of Economics
314 Lincoln Filene Center
10 Upper Campus Rd.
Medford, MA 02155-6722
PhD University of Geneva
M.A. McMaster University
B.A. McMaster University
Expertise Corporate, quantitative, and international finance,
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
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