About the Author

Luke Tilley

Chief Economist

As a member of Wilmington Trust’s Investment Committee, Luke develops forecasts of the U.S. and international economies, as well as researches emerging issues to support and enhance the firm’s investment strategy. Luke is also responsible for communicating the economic outlook and investment strategy to clients and the public.

Prior to joining Wilmington Trust in 2015, Luke was Officer and Economic Advisor with the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Earlier in his career, Luke worked as a senior economist at IHS Global Insight and as an economist for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Luke holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Economics from Temple University, and a bachelor’s degree in Economics and History from James Madison University. He is an former adjunct faculty member at Temple University and formerly served on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Economic Association. In addition, Luke is President of the Philadelphia Council for Business Economics, a chapter of the National Association for Business Economics.

By the Author

A Stormy Jobs Report

Luke Tilley |
Wilmington Wire

October 6, 2017— The employment report for September reflected continued underlying strength in the U.S. labor market, but also a significant impact from the multiple hurricanes that month. On balance, we are encouraged by the continued strength, and especially by the return of stronger wage growth that is supportive of our positioning. Next month, we