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Jim.JPG Jim Rounds is Senior Vice President and Senior Economist with Elliott D. Pollack and Company.  Mr. Rounds specializes in preparing economic analyses for both public and private sector organizations, including economic overviews related to the national and state economies.  Jim has extensive expertise in matters of economics, finance, rural and urban economic development, public policy, taxation, real estate analysis, affordable housing, and litigation.   
Mr. Rounds has written and co-authored a number of articles for the Arizona and Greater Phoenix Blue Chip periodicals and has authored articles for the company’s website.  In addition to opining on the state of the economy through written format, Jim has delivered scores of presentations to national organizations, private companies, local civic organizations, universities, and legislative committees.  Jim has been quoted in the local print and television media, nationally recognized newspapers, and provides commentary on local radio programs.

Prior to his employment with Elliott D. Pollack and Company, Mr. Rounds served as a Senior Economist and Senior Budget Analyst with the Arizona Joint Legislative Budget Committee, the budget and economic analysis arm of the Arizona Legislature.  As an employee of the Arizona Legislature, Jim was responsible for analyzing and forecasting a variety of state taxes.  In addition to his tax analysis duties, Jim was responsible for analyzing dozens of state agency budgets.

Mr. Rounds has a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Economics from Arizona State University.