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Paul Sheard

Executive Vice President and Chief Economist
Paul Sheard is Executive Vice President and Chief Economist of S&P Global. He spearheads the company’s economic and market thought-leadership and engages with a broad range of market participants and external stakeholders. Teams led by Dr. Sheard provide the macroeconomic forecasts used by S&P Global Ratings’ analysts during the ratings process, conduct fixed income research, analyze credit ratings performance, and promote cross-divisional research collaboration. Dr. Sheard chairs the S&P Global Ratings Academic Council and is also a member of the S&P Global Ratings Executive Committee.

Previously, Dr. Sheard held chief economist positions at Nomura Securities and at Lehman Brothers and earlier he had been Head of Japan Equity Investments and Japan Strategist at Baring Asset Management in Tokyo.

Dr. Sheard speaks regularly at major conferences around the world and his views are frequently quoted in the international media. He was a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the International Monetary System in 2010-12 and is a member of the Bretton Woods Committee.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Sheard was on the faculty at the Australian National University (ANU) and at Osaka University, and was a visiting researcher at Stanford University and at the Bank of Japan. Author or editor of several books and numerous articles on the Japanese economy, Dr. Sheard won the Suntory-Gakugei Prize in the Economics–Politics Division for his book, The Crisis of Main Bank Capitalism.

Dr. Sheard received his bachelor’s degree from Monash University in Australia and a master’s degree in Economics and a Ph.D. from the ANU.