Charles Chesbrough

Senior Economist and Senior Director of Industry Insights​
Cox Automotive​

Charles is a seasoned quantitative analyst and researcher with over 25 years of experience utilizing data to identify industry trends and opportunities.​

Charles joined Cox Automotive in 2017 and has focused on expanding the organization’s research and analysis initiatives, and on the economic and industry outlook for vehicle sales.  ​

Charles comes to Cox after working as Senior Economist at OESA, the automotive supplier trade association, and HIS-Markit where he was Director of Industry Analysis and Senior Economist.  At IHS, Charles was responsible for developing and integrating statistical models and economic scenarios into IHS global automotive forecasts. ​

Charles has also worked for Ford Motor Company's marketing strategy group as well for a number of technology start-up companies.  He began his career as a floor trader at the Chicago Board of Trade.  ​

Charles earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in applied business economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  ​

Charles has won many economic forecasting accuracy awards and is a board member and former President of the Detroit Association for Business Economics and a member of the National Association for Business Economics, the Federal Reserve Bank Automotive Roundtable, and the Society of Automotive Analysts.