In 1988, Dr. Carl B. Weinberg founded High Frequency Economics with four clients, a Macintosh SE30 and a fax machine. Today, our suite of research products and economic forecasts reach investment managers, hedge funds, analysts, asset allocators and traders at over 350 institutions in 35 countries worldwide.

In founding High Frequency Economics, the Wall Street Journal described Weinberg as choosing "perhaps the riskiest route," becoming an "entrepreneurial economist." That risk paid off—for over a quarter of a century, High Frequency Economics has guided our clients through major economic and market events, from the unification of Germany to the founding of the euro, from the Asian financial crisis to the Euro Zone sovereign debt crisis, from the S&L meltdown in the United States to Lehman's failure in 2008.

Our research and analysis comes straight from our team of respected and globally recognized economists. Financial services professionals know that with High Frequency Economics, they will always get a seasoned, independent point of view.

Meet Our Research Team

Carl B. Weinberg


Dr. Carl B. Weinberg is the founder and Chief Economist of High Frequency Economics. Barron’s noted recently that Dr. Weinberg is "sought after as much for his provocative views on the global economies as for his deep experience."

Before founding High Frequency Economics in 1988, Dr. Weinberg served as Senior International Economist at Shearson Lehman Brothers, where he was involved in advisory projects in G-7 countries, Africa and Latin America. He also supported the capital markets activities of the firm as its Chief International Economist. From 1982 to 1984, he worked on restructuring bank loans to Latin American sovereign borrowers, representing the Bank of Montreal in multiyear restructuring negotiations on a dozen Bank Advisory Committees. He has also worked at the OECD in Paris, as a member of the economic forecasting unit.

From 1978 to 1981, Dr. Weinberg co-authored the Wharton World Economic Model while serving as Director of Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates. He also led a global econometric modeling project at the National Bureau of Economic Research. As an IBM Fellow in the mid-1970s, Dr. Weinberg established a European Research and Simulation Center at the IBM Scientific Center in Pisa, Italy. He was also a founding contributor to Project Link, an IMF- and UN-affiliated econometric modeling group in which he still participates.

Dr. Weinberg has taught economics at the European University Institute in Florence, the Wharton School and New York University, where he currently teaches a graduate course in international finance. Dr. Weinberg earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Rutgers University.

Rubeela Farooqi


Rubeela authors High Frequency Economics' Daily and Weekly Notes on the United States and Snapshots on the U.S. Economy. Her expertise in large-scale economic forecasting provides HFE clients with a view beyond the daily data flow. Delving deep into factors that affect the policy mix, Rubeela's followers value her direct, practical insights for financial market decision making.

Prior to joining HFE, Rubeela was Senior U.S. Economist at Stone McCarthy Research Associates (SMRA), where she was responsible for forecasting and analyzing the U.S. macro economy. She specialized in identifying underlying themes and trends that shape the outlook for monetary policy. Before SMRA, Rubeela was a Senior Economist at Ried Thunberg-ICAP, where she worked on the U.S economy and issues related to Treasury finance. She started her career on the U.S. economics team at Citibank in New York, where she worked as an economist. She also spent time on the Citi emerging markets currency desk.

Rubeela's perspective on the U.S. economy is transnational. She was born in Washington D.C. and raised in Pakistan and Dubai. She later returned to the United States, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Oklahoma and a Master's degree in economics from New York University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Rubeela is a former board member of the Money Marketeers of NYU.

Carisa Weinberg


Carisa oversees the production and distribution of High Frequency's research products. She is also responsible for operations management and development projects.

She began her career with HFE in 1997 as Copy Editor and "Faxologist," distributing the daily research via a bank of 32 fax modems.

Carisa earned a Master of Philosophy in American Studies from New York University, where her research focused on nineteenth century U.S. history, including the relationship between slavery, territorial expansion and the nascent financial system. She holds a bachelor's degree from Sarah Lawrence College.

Carisa and Carl Weinberg married in 2009. They live on a small farm in New York's Hudson Valley with their daughter Emelia.

John Silvia


John Silvia joined HFE’s U.S. research team in 2019 as an external advisor and contributor. John was Chief Economist at Wells Fargo bank for 16 years, during which time he also served as the President of the National Association of Business Economists. Before joining Wells Fargo, John was in Washington for four years as Chief Economist for the Senate Joint Economic Committee and for the Senate Joint Banking Committee. Early in his career, he spent a decade and a half as Chief Economist at Kemper Funds in Chicago.

John writes a monthly assessment for HFE's Notes on the United States, delving into fiscal and monetary policy. He brings incomparable banking sector expertise to our team.