On June 20, 2013, S&P’s chief global economist, Dr. Paul Sheard, a noted and well-respected economist and Japan watcher based in New York, gave a wide-ranging presentation on the global economic outlook to IBA Japan members. Nearly 30 staff from IBA Japan member firms attended this presentation.
Dr. Paul Sheard
Chief Global Economist
Head of Global Economics and Research
Standard & Poor’s
We are pleased to welcome S&P’s chief global economist, Dr. Paul Sheard, a noted and well-respected economist and Japan watcher based in New York, to give a wide-ranging presentation on the global economic outlook.
Dr. Sheard will discuss the following:
Will the US recovery gain traction or will it be hindered by the fiscal brakes being slammed on too soon? Will the Fed’s QE be successful or end in tears? In the Eurozone, what is the underlying source of the crisis? Can policymakers fix the flawed architecture? If so, at what cost? As for China’s rebalancing challenge, can the country get off its investment treadmill without triggering a hard landing? In Japan, can the Abe government and the new Bank of Japan leadership end the near-two-decade deflation?
Paul Sheard is Chief Global Economist and Head of Global Economics and Research for Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, leading a team of over 50 economists, researchers and quantitative analysts responsible for the macroeconomic forecasts used by Standard & Poor’s analysts during the ratings process, critical cross-sector research projects and ratings performance reporting.
He has extensive back ground in his career as Global Chief Economist at Nomura Securities, leading a team of 35 economists in seven countries, and a similar position at Lehman Brothers as Asia Chief Economist. Paul was also Head of Japan Equity Investments at Baring Asset Management. He has held faculty positions at Osaka University and the Australian National University, and visiting positions at Stanford University and the Bank of Japan.