Robin Anderson is a Senior Economist for Principal Global Investors. She works closely with the Chief Global Economist to develop and disseminate macroeconomic strategy, not only for Principal Global Investors but Principal Financial Group as a whole. In this role, Robin presents, writes commentary, assists in forecast development, and advises investment professionals on current economic trends and outlook. She also works closely with the Asset Allocation teams within Principal Global Investors. In that capacity, Robin develops macroeconomic and quantitative research to assist in asset allocation decisions. Robin joined The Principal in 2011. Prior to that, she worked as an economist at the U.S. Census Bureau. She received her Ph.D. in economics in 2008 from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree in economics in 2002 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Robin has numerous speaking engagements in the U.S., from Deadwood, South Dakota to New York. She was one of two Principal Financial Group employees selected to attend Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Next Gen Conference. Robin is frequently quoted in the financial news media including CNBC and Bloomberg.