John R. Farris
President & 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.