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.

The advance estimate of the 1st quarter GDP is a strong 6.4% growth.

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.

Is inflation coming back? 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 Dow Jones Industrial Average rose by 8% in the first quarter of 2021. 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.

Payroll employment rose by close to a million jobs in March.

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 Lehigh Valley has only recovered half of the jobs that it lost last spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

According to the US Energy Information Administration, we are using less electricity.

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.

"Help Wanted" ads are on the rise...

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.

How will the next stimulus package impact the economy?

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.

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.

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