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Robert Whelan

Director / Senior Economist Whelan

Robert specializes in market research and forecasting.

Office: Portland, OR
Phone: 503.222.6060

Education 
Post Graduate Courses, Economics, Columbia University
M.S. Mineral Economics, Pennsylvania State University
B.S. Earth Sciences, Adelphi University

Robert, who joined ECONorthwest in 1996, specializes in market research, strategic planning, feasibility analysis, and economic forecasting. He has analyzed a wide range of industries including retail, tourism, electronics, energy, construction, casino gaming, mining, agriculture, food stores, film and video production, manufacturing, commodities, and residential housing. Robert has successfully used his skills to advise Indian tribes, local governments, nonprofit organizations, and businesses on strategies, new developments, expansions, and social/economic assessments. Before joining ECONorthwest, Robert was a Mineral Economist for the State of Oregon. He has also served as a Director of Strategic Planning for a major Northwest corporation and as a Senior Economist for Chase Manhattan Bank.

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