About Dr. Charles D. Cowan
Dr. Charles D. Cowan is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Managing Member for Analytic Focus, LLC, a national statistics, finance and economics consulting organization. Dr. Cowan, a nationally recognized expert in statistical applications and economic investigations, has over 40 years of experience in research and design applied to issues in finance and economics.
Dr. Cowan specializes in the development of financial research and its use in risk management, in improving shareholder value, and in economic impact studies. Dr. Cowan has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in survey methods, statistics, and computer methods for analysis. Dr. Cowan is the co-author of two books, one on evaluation of survey and census methods and one on econometric measures related to the welfare of the U.S. economy.
Dr. Cowan has written numerous articles on statistical methods, sampling, rare and elusive population research, and optimization techniques. Prior to cofounding Analytic Focus LLC in 2002, Dr. Cowan was a Director with Price Waterhouse, where he specialized in financial research, surveys, and audit sampling. From 1991 to 1996, Dr. Cowan was the Chief Statistician for the Resolution Trust Corporation and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, where he designed research necessary to measure the loss from the Savings & Loan Crisis of the late 1980’s and capitalization requirements for the RTC transfer to the FDIC. Dr. Cowan served as the Chief Statistician for the U.S. Department of Education, where he designed large-scale surveys in education to measure resource needs and availability, and he worked for the Census Bureau, developing research programs for the U.S. and internationally.