Areas of Expertise: business economics, financial markets, corporate finance, industrial organization, health economics, international trade and development.

Gene Huang, Ph.D., is vice president, chief economist. He joined Abbott in this role in September 2013.

Prior to joining Abbott, Dr. Huang was Chief Economist and a Vice President at FedEx.

Dr. Huang is a former president of the U.S. National Association for Business Economics (NABE). He is chairman of the Economic Advisory Committee of the U.S. Council on Competitiveness. He also is an elected member of the Bretton Woods Committee, the conference of Business Economists (former chairman), National Business Economic Issues Council, and the Harvard Industrial Economists Group. Dr. Huang has served as a longtime member of the Blue Chip Consensus Panel, the Wall Street Journal Economists Panel, and the ABC News Economists Panel. He has also served on the Federal Reserve Transportation Council and the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council. In addition, Dr. Huang is an honored professor at the School of Management, Fudan University in Shanghai. Dr. Huang has been ranked as one of the top forecasters in the nation by BusinessWeek and the Wall Street Journal.

Dr. Huang received his master's degree in international relations from Yale University and his Ph.D. in applied economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds an undergraduate law (LL.B.) degree from Fudan University. He is the author of two books in business economics.