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David Wyss

Chief Economist, Standard & Poor’s, USA
David WyssDavid Wyss

David Wyss is chief economist at Standard & Poor’s. He is responsible for S&P’s economic forecasts and publications. Wyss joined Data Resources, Inc., in 1979 as an economist in the European Economic Service in London, which was acquired by McGraw-Hill. He returned to the United States in 1983 as chief financial economist for DRI/McGraw-Hill, became chief economist for Standard & Poor’s DRI in 1992, and chief economist for Standard & Poor’s in 1999. Wyss holds a BS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a PhD in economics from Harvard University.


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  • Credit Ratings
    by David Wyss
    There are three major international rating agencies in the United States: Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (a unit of The McGraw-Hill Companies), Moody’s Investors Service, and Fitch Ratings (a unit of Fimalac SA). In addition, there are many regional and niche rating agencies that tend to specialize in a geographical region or industry. The major agencies state that their opinions of the credit quality of securities are based on established,...

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