Kevin Swift


Senior Economist for Global Chemicals

Dr. Kevin Swift is a senior economist for global chemicals at ICIS where he is responsible for quarterly thought pieces addressing key market dynamics and is demand advisor for long-term supply-demand balances. He joined ICIS after retiring as chief economist at the American Chemistry Council. Prior to joining ACC, Dr. Swift was vice president of research at The Freedonia Group and director of research at Predicasts, where he started as an economist. He started his career at Dow Chemical. Dr. Swift is a Fellow and former president of the National Association for Business Economics and a member of the Harvard Discussion Group of Industrial Economists and National Business Economics Issues Council. He is a member of The Wall Street Journal Forecasters’ Survey panel and other forecast survey panels. He holds a DBA in business administration from Anglia Polytechnic University, MA in Economics from Case Western Reserve University, and BA from Ashland University.