Kamran Afshar

Program Host

Dr. Kamran Afshar has a Ph.D. in Economics and has taught at graduate and under graduate levels between 1978-88. He has vast experience in economic impact studies, feasibility studies, customer satisfaction surveys, and scientific competitive analysis.

Over the course of more than two decades operating the marketing research firm Kamran Afshar Associates, Inc., Dr. Afshar has become a leader in economic analysis and a primary source for the print and electronic news media in the Lehigh Valley. Dr. Afshar has served on a number of not-for-profit boards and is a member of The American Economic Association, National Association for Business Economics, and the AOPA.

Is the pent up demand of last year going to cause an economic boom this year? Dr. Kamran Afshar looks at this and more in the week's economic news for the Lehigh Valley.

Local employment is slowly rising in the Lehigh Valley.  Dr. Kamran Afshar takes a look at this and more in his synopsis of the week's economic news and trends across the Lehigh Valley and the nation.

The Consumer Sentiment Index recorded a slight decline in January. Dr. Kamran Afshar takes a look at this and more during his synopsis of the week's economic news and trends across the Lehigh Valley and the nation.

The Lehigh Valley has recovered 7 out of every 10 jobs it lost last spring. Dr. Kamran Afshar looks at this and more in the week's economic news for the Lehigh Valley.

Orders for consumer durables—a leading economic indicator—are flat. Dr. Kamran Afshar looks at this and more in the week's economic news for the Lehigh Valley.

The month of December saw a decline in payroll employment of 140,000 jobs. Dr. Afshar warns this may be the start of a secondary recession which will create economic hardship for many through the winter.

Consumer sentiment posted a surprising increase in early December. Dr. Kamran Afshar looks at this and more in the week's economic news for the Lehigh Valley.

The GDP rose significantly during the third quarter. Dr. Kamran Afshar discusses what this means for the Lehigh Valley's economy.

The Lehigh Valley has recovered more than half the jobs lost since spring. Dr. Kamran Afshar discusses what this means for the area's economy.