Paul Thomas, Ph.D.

Paul is Co-Founder and a Principal in Economic Stories LLC, a firm that he and Kim Thomas are developing in Port Townsend, Washington. Kim and Paul are currently researching and presenting on the productivity puzzle and the issue of technological unemployment harnessing theory, data, and stories to understand and explain the issues and policies.

Paul retired in June 2016 from Intel Corporation in Santa Clara, California after serving as Manager of Intelís Market Sizing and Forecasting team from 2004 to 2016. Paul was Chief Economist for Intel from 2005 to 2016.

Prior to joining Intel, Paul was Chief Economist and Managing Director of Continentalís Revenue Analysis and Forecasting team in Houston, Texas. Before that, Paul was Senior Economist at Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach, California. And before that, Paul was a faculty member in the Economics Department at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Paul holds a Ph.D. in Business Economics from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He holds an M.S. degree in Social Science and a B.S. degree in Biology from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California.

In his business positions, Paul has given many talks on the state of the world and U.S. economies, the information and communications technology industry, and the airline and airline manufacturers industries. His earlier academic research focused on the study of risk, uncertainty, and insurance and on organizational theory. Paul is active in the National Business Economics Issues Council, the Conference of Business Economists, the Council of Economic Advisors for the California State Treasurer, and the National Association for Business Economics.