Speaker's Biography:

Beth Ann Bovino
U.S. Chief Economist, Global Economics and Research, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services

Beth Ann Bovino is the U.S. chief economist at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, based in New York. She develops S&P's U.S. economic forecasts and authors the monthly U.S. Economic Forecast, the quarterly U.S. Risks to the Forecast, the weekly Financial Notes and the Weekly Economics Call. Bovino also has created reports on industry drivers for analyst research. She is quoted regularly in the media and has appeared on the major networks, and she has written many articles for popular and professional publications. Before joining Standard & Poor's in 2004, Bovino spent more than 10 years conducting economic and market research with Sungard Institutional Brokerage, UBS Warburg and the Federal Reserve. The Wall Street Journal recognized her as the most accurate forecaster of the U.S. economy in 2013. Bovino holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a master's degree in international and development economics from Yale University and a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University.

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