Duncan Meldrum is the chief economist for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., and president of the National Association for Business Economics. As chief economist of Air Products and Chemicals, he assesses the impact of the economic environment on the companyís performance for the executive management team and develops global economic assumptions for the companyís operating plans. He provides operating groups with pricing assistance, contract support and market analyses. He also serves as the companyís economics spokesperson.
He received a B.S. degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1973, a M.S. degree in Operations Research from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in 1974, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Lehigh University in 1992.
Meldrum was elected President of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) for the year beginning September 2003. A NABE board member since 1999, he has headed the industry survey team, co-chaired the 2002 Annual Meeting, and served as vice president for 2002-2003. He has published a number of articles covering topics such as country risk analysis and the practice of business economics at an industrial firm. He is a member of the U.S. Census Bureau Advisory Committee of Professional Associations and serves as a director on the boards of the APCI Federal Credit Union.