Robert Denk More about Robert Denk Robert Denk is Senior Economist at the National Association of Home Builders. His responsibilities include developing econometric models of national, state and metropolitan area housing activity, long term projections of housing demand, and providing ad hoc analyses on a range of housing sector issues. Mr. Denk has been an economist in Washington DC for over 25 years working in the private, non-profit and government sectors. Prior to joining NAHB, Mr. Denk’s career has included two tours of duty at the Federal Reserve Board, serving as chief economist for the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, a small non-profit research organization, and 10 years as a consulting economist in the private sector.