John R. Farris

Founder & Managing Partner

John Farris founded Commonwealth Economics in 2007 and is President and Managing Partner of the company. He served as an economist at the Center for Economics Research at the Research Triangle Institute, as well as a senior economics consultant with both the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Farris served as Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Mr. Farris currently serves on the Board of Directors of Green Brick Partners (NASDAQ: GRBK) and Kentucky Technology Inc.


Mr. Farris received a full-tuition fellowship to study economics and finance at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, where he was awarded a Master’s Degree. Before attending Princeton, Mr. Farris studied economics and philosophy at Centre College, from which he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Farris holds the FINRA/MSRB Series 50 and 54 designations as Commonwealth Economics Principal Municipal Advisor.

John R. Farris