ISS 2014 Speaker: Robert Fry, Dupont - Biography

Robert Fry
Senior Economist


Ohio University, B.S. (Economics), 1979
Harvard University, A.M. (Economics), 1981, Ph.D. (Economics), 1985


  • National Association for Business Economics
    • Board of Directors (2007-2010)
    • President, Wilmington DE Chapter (1995-97)
  • Conference of Business Economists     
  • New Ark Chorale
    • Board of Directors (2012-present).


1984-1987          Conoco, Coordinating & Planning Department, Wilmington, DE
                           Analyzed impact of tax policies on Conoco/DuPont.  Prepared macroeconomic forecasts. 
                           Represented Conoco in drafting of NPC study of oil and gas outlook.

1987-1992          DuPont Economist’s Office
                           Prepared macroeconomic forecasts.  Analyzed impact of economy and economic policies on DuPont.

1993-1994          DuPont Pension Fund Investment
                           Fixed income analyst, responsible for analyzing and modeling economic pressures on global interest rates.

1994- Present    DuPont Economist's Office
                          Analyzes and forecasts global economy and its impact on   DuPont.  Assists DuPont businesses with interpreting
                          economic data and using it to forecast DuPont performance.  Speaks frequently to customers, trade associations, and business teams.

                          Author:  Current Business Developments (Monthly Newsletter).


DuPont Economist’s Office (Robert Fry and Bob Shrouds) has been named among the top forecasters by The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Bloomberg.  In November 2005, they won the prestigious Lawrence R. Klein Award for Blue Chip Forecast Accuracy, making DuPont the only three-time winner of this award.

DuPont is a science company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by solving problems and creating solutions that make people’s lives better, safer and easier. Operating in more than 70 countries, the company offers a wide range of products and services to markets including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel.