Head of North America Economics at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research
Ethan Harris is responsible for formulating and communicating the North America economic outlook and the Fed interest rate call. He also works in close partnership with the Rates Strategy Research team on longer term yield-curve forecasts. Mr. Harris is highly recognized in his field and most recently ranked No.1 in the 2008 Wall Street Journal Economic Forecasting survey. He has also been named to the Institutional Investor All-America Fixed-Income Research Team for the past six years, placing No. 2 in 2007.
Previously, Mr. Harris worked at Barclays, formerly Lehman Brothers, where he was the chief U.S. Economist since 2003. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers in 1996, Mr. Harris worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for nine years. And he worked for several years as an international economist at J.P. Morgan. Mr. Harris is the author of Ben Bernanke's Fed: The Federal Reserve After Greenspan. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University, where he was a University Fellow.