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Ford Media Center
Emily Kolinski Morris joined Ford Motor Company in 1997 and during that time has conducted economic analysis in varying roles for all of Ford’s major global markets, before becoming Ford’s chief economist in 2014. In this capacity, Emily manages the corporate economics group with major responsibility for the Company's global economic and automotive industry forecasts supporting business strategy, finance, and planning.
Prior to joining Ford, Emily spent four years as a fiscal analyst with the Michigan House of Representatives. In this non-partisan position, she provided council to House members on program funding and performance, testified regularly before the House Appropriations committee, and interacted with stakeholders at all levels of state government.
Emily holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan, and a B.A. in Economics and International Studies from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. She is active in various professional organizations, currently serving on the board of the Council for Economic Education. She previously served a three-year term as an elected board member of the National Association for Business Economics, and is also a past president of the Detroit chapter of that organization.