Anne Van Praagh is managing director and head of Moody's Credit Strategy & Research. Anne leads a team that defines and develops Moody's macroeconomic views and provides strategic insights on emerging global risk trends and credit developments. The team produces a quarterly macro forecast as well as research on key credit trends such as growth and productivity, monetary and fiscal policy, political risks, trade, climate change, technology, and infrastructure. Anne's prior roles at Moody's include head of the Sovereign Risk Group for the Americas, Asia Pacific and Middle East regions, and CCO for Public Sector Ratings. She also held various positions as a rating analyst in the U.S. public finance, infrastructure, and project finance teams. Anne was an investment banker in Morgan Stanley's public finance group, and worked for the U.S. federal government. She has a master's degree from Columbia University's School of Int'l and Public Affairs and a bachelor's degree from George Washington University's Elliott School of Int'l Affairs.