Lindsey M. Piegza, Ph.D

Title: 
Managing Director, Chief Economist
Organization: 
Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated
Bio: 

Dr. Lindsey Piegza is the Chief Economist for Stifel Fixed Income. She specializes in the research and analysis of economic trends and activity, world economies, financial markets and fiscal policies. 

Piegza joined Stifel in 2015 amid the merger with Sterne Agee where she was Chief Economist. Prior to her roles with Stifel and Sterne Agee, she was the Senior Economist for an investment bank for eight years in New York City. 

In addition to her experience in the private market, Piegza has published numerous academic papers in prestigious journals such as the Harvard Business Review and in textbooks from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. 

A highly sought after speaker across national and international forums, Piegza is often quoted in the business press. She is a regular guest on CNBC, Fox News, CNN and Bloomberg, as well as national radio and other business news outlets. Piegza is also a monthly op-ed contributor for The Hill. 

Piegza is a member of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) and American Economic Association (AEA). She holds a B.A. from Northwestern University in political science and a B.A. in economics with honors and distinction, and earned her Ph.D. in economics from the City University of New York. She is a native of Chicago and is based in Stifel’s downtown Chicago office.