Chief Economist of Vident Financial
Editor of Town Hall Finance
President of Bowyer Research
Fox Business News and Fox News Commentator


Topic: Understanding the Times

Current economic circumstances influence the financial industry, and as Christian financial advisors, we are to understand the times and know what God’s people should do. Based on the biblical example of the children of Issachar (1 Chron. 12:32), who knew the times and what Israel ought to do, this session presents key moments in economic history when Issacharian wisdom prevailed, along with data about these periods and application to contemporary.

About Jerry Bowyer

Jerry Bowyer is the Chief Economist of Vident Financial, Editor of Town Hall Finance, and President of Bowyer Research. He has compiled an impressive record as a leading thinker in finance and economics. He worked as an auditor and a tax consultant with Arthur Anderson and with the Beechwood Company, which is the family office associated with Federated Investors. He consulted in various privatization efforts for Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, including airport privatization with Wilbur Ross, the current US Commerce Secretary. He founded the

influential economic think tank, the Allegheny Institute, and has lectured extensively at universities, businesses and civic groups. He has been a member of three investment committees, among which is Benchmark Financial, Pittsburgh’s largest financial services firm.

Jerry has been a regular commentator on Fox Business News and Fox News. He was formerly a CNBC Contributor, has guest-hosted “The Kudlow Report”, and has written for, National Review Online, The Wall Street Journal as well as many other publications. He is the author of The Bush Boom and The Free Market Capitalist’s Survival Guide, published by Harper Collins.

Jerry consulted extensively with the Bush White House on matters pertaining to the economic crisis of 2008. He has been quoted in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, The International Herald Tribune and various local newspapers. He has been a contributing editor of National Review Online, The New York Sun and Townhall Magazine. Jerry has hosted daily radio and TV programs and was one of the founding members of WQED’s On- Q Friday Roundtable. He has guest hosted the Bill Bennett radio program as well as radio programs in Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles.

Jerry is the former host of WorldView, a nationally syndicated Sunday-morning political talk show created on the model of Meet the Press. On WorldView, Jerry interviewed distinguished guests including Vice President Dick Cheney, Treasury Secretary John Snow, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Presidential Advisor Carl Rove, Attorney General Edwin Meese and publisher Steve Forbes.

Jerry holds a Sacred Theology Licentiate from the Collegium Augustinianum and a Bachelor’s degree from Robert Morris University. He has taught social ethics at Ottawa Theological Hall, public policy at Saint Vincent’s College, and guest lectured at Carnegie Mellon’s graduate Heinz School of Public Policy and at Indiana Wesleyan University. In 1997 Jerry delivered the commencement address at Robert Morris University, and was the youngest commencement speaker in its history. The school received more requests for transcripts of Jerry’s speech than at any other time in its 120-year history.

Jerry lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, Susan, and the youngest three of their seven children.