About Chris Macke

Chris Macke is the founder of Solutionomics, an independent, non-partisan platform dedicated to developing and disseminating solutions for creating a more dynamic American economy.  Solutionomics is not affiliated with or working on behalf of a political party, Super PAC or lobbyist.

Macke’s focus is on creating an ROI based corporate tax policy; replacing harmful global trade myths and policies with reality-based economic and global trade strategies and maintaining a financial system that provides a stable source of capital for consumers and businesses.

Macke has twenty-five years of experience in the financial services industry.  He has advised the U.S. Federal Reserve by providing market updates and implications of monetary policy changes on asset valuations and market distortions. He is also a contributor to the Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District (The Beige Book).

Macke has worked for several Fortune 500 companies including General Electric.  As an investment strategist, he has advised one of the largest U.S. pension funds and formulated investment strategy for a $7 billion institutional investment manager. His economic outlooks, including economic and employment growth, interest rates, consumer spending, business investment and global trade have been used by firms in devising their investment strategies and portfolio construction.

Macke regularly analyzes the impact of past corporate tax cuts on employment growth and business investment and assesses the likely implications of proposed corporate income tax cuts on employment growth and business investment.

Macke leverages his industry experience to:

  • Analyze the potential implications of corporate tax policy changes on economic, employment wage growth. 
  • Evaluate global trade policy and currency movements to determine the implications for U.S. import and export levels, economic and employment growth, and inflation.
  • Assess the potential implication of changes in financial regulations on the financial stability of our financial system which has meaningful implications for systemic financial market risk as well as interest rates, economic and employment growth.


Macke earned a B.A. degree in political science studying political campaign strategy at the University of Southern California and an M.B.A. from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University specializing in investment underwriting and analysis.

He has served on the boards of the Seattle, Chicago and Indianapolis chapters of Big Brothers Big Sisters and has been a Big Brother. Macke lives in Los Angeles.