CNBC U.S. Contributors

Joseph LaVorgna

Chief Economist, Natixis CIB Americas

Joseph LaVorgna is the chief economist for Natixis CIB Americas, which is the international corporate and investment banking, asset management, insurance and financial services arm of Groupe BPCE, the 2nd-largest banking group in France.

Previously, he was a managing director who served as Chief U.S. Economist for Deutsche Bank Securities.

He is responsible for analyzing and the forecasting the U.S. economy and financial markets. Joe is widely quoted in the financial press—The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and the Financial Times). According to the nationally recognized Appions marketing company, Joe was ranked the #2 most influential economist on Wall Street in 2013. Furthermore, Joe and his colleagues were ranked #1 in the Institutional Investors' All-Star Fixed Income poll in 2010 and 2011 and placed #2 in 2015.

Joe began his professional career at the New York Federal Reserve, where he was an economist working for the Monetary Analysis and Projections Staff, an auxiliary arm to the Open Market Desk. Joe worked at Lehman Brothers as a Vice President in the Fixed Income Department prior to joining Deutsche Bank in 1997.