Tom joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta as an economist with the macropolicy group in 1985. He was promoted to senior economist in 1989 and to research officer and senior economist with responsibility for the regional group in 1992. Cunningham retired in 2015 after a 30 year career. He has recently joined the Metro Atlanta Chamber’s leadership team as chief economist. Cunningham’s deep experience covers all aspects of applied economics and real estate trends, and he is a specialist in macroeconomic policy and regional analysis. Throughout his career, he has interacted with multiple business leaders and companies in the Southeast, and has deep knowledge and expertise in areas such as real estate mortgage, mortgage finance, insurance, capital markets, transportation and government.
- Published works in Journal of Economics and Business, Journal of Economic Development and Journal of Macroeconomics and others.
- Attended executive development program at Wharton
- Former instructor at Barnard College at Columbia University
- Education: California State University, Fresno Undergraduate, summa cum laude, (economics). Master of philosophy and a doctorate in economics from Columbia University.