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Lauren Saidel-Baker

Lauren Saidel-Baker

Lauren Saidel-Baker

Speaker and Economist

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Wellesley College, Bachelor's in Economics and Religion

Boston University Questrom School of Business, MBA

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Lauren Saidel-Baker is an experienced speaker and economist. She is responsible for providing reliable industry and company forecasts, presentations, webinars, and economic consulting services to small businesses, trade associations, and Fortune 500 companies across a spectrum of industries. Lauren's experience in finance supports her commanding grasp of ITR Economics' programs and subscriptions and their practical applications.

Lauren graduated cum laude with honors in economics and a double major in religion from Wellesley College. She has also earned her MBA at Boston University Questrom School of Business.



Diane McIlree, Chapter Chair of Women Presidents' Organization

"Lauren Saidel-Baker recently delivered a presentation to my Women Presidents' Organization at the Yale Club in Manhattan. Lauren was excellent in every respect. Her discussion of economic trends was comprehensive, easy to understand and impactful for the audience of women business owners. Lauren is extremely facile at reading her audience and responding to their needs. Her extensive knowledge and experience in economics was evident as she handled a variety of questions with ease. I highly recommend Lauren Saidel-Baker."


Margareta Claesson, Showroom Consultant/Marketing of Atlantic Design Center

"Lauren, we would like to thank you sincerely for speaking at the Home Builders & Remodelers meeting at The Atlantic Design Center in York. The feedback has been wonderful. They all enjoyed learning about the vision of ITR’s economic trends and how accurate you have been during the years. You caught everybody’s attention with your great enthusiasm and knowledge. Thank you for a job well done and for keeping your information interesting and informative."


Stephen Johnson, Vistage Chair

"My groups have had 4 ITR speakers over the last 10 years. This last month I needed a speaker on short notice because of a cancellation, and Rachel Bishop recommended a new ITR speaker, Lauren Saidel-Baker. The two presentations she did for my groups were the first two she had done after her pro bono! And she earned almost straight 5's. She is polished, articulate, engaging, and knowledgeable. If it's time for your group to hear about the economy, Lauren is fabulous."

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Since 1948, we have provided business leaders with economic information, insight, analysis, and strategy. ITR Economics is the oldest privately held, continuously operating economic research and consulting firm in the US. With a knowledge base that spans six decades, we have an uncommon understanding of long-term economic trends as well as best practices ahead of changing market conditions. Our reputation is built on accurate, independent, and objective analysis.