Patricia Buckley

Patricia Buckley started at Deloitte in September 2012 and serves as the leader of the firm’s economic team. She regularly briefs members of Deloitte’s executive leadership team on changes to the US economic outlook and is responsible for the US chapter of Deloitte’s quarterly Global Economic Outlook and produces “Issues by the Numbers,” a data-driven examination of important economic policy issues. Additionally, she partners with various practice areas to produce topical eminence and is a frequent speaker at Deloitte events discussing current economic policy and trends.


Previously, Ms. Buckley served as the Senior Economic Policy Advisor to four Secretaries of Commerce where she provided regular briefings to the Secretary in preparation for Cabinet meetings, press interviews, and discussions with business and foreign leaders. While at Commerce, she served as policy point person for several key strategic initiatives related to maintaining U.S. competitiveness, revitalizing the manufacturing sector, and reforming the country’s immigration system. She also served as executive director to the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on “Measuring Innovation in the 21st Century.” Earlier in her career, Patricia was an economist at the Manufacturers Alliance, a policy research organization, and the Joint Economic Committee of Congress.


Ms. Buckley has a Ph.D. in Economics from Georgetown University and a B.S. degree in Economics from Clemson University.