Beth Ann Bovino

U.S. Deputy Chief Economist
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services

Beth Ann Bovino is the U.S. Deputy Chief Economist at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, based in New York. In this position, 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. Beth Ann has created Industry Drivers reports for analyst research. She is quoted regularly in the press and has appeared on many major television programs. Further, she has written many articles for popular and professional publications.

Before joining Standard & Poor’s in February 2004, Beth Ann spent over ten years doing economic and market research with Sungard Institutional Brokerage, UBS Warburg, and the Federal Reserve.

Beth Ann holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Wharton School at 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.

Author Archives: Beth Ann Bovino

After Several Years Of Steady Decline, U.S. Household Leverage Is Showing Signs Of Increasing Again

The great leveraging of America began in the mid-1980s with the wider use of credit cards and the introduction of home equity lines of credit. By 2000, household debt had grown to more than 90% of disposable personal income, and by the end of 2007, it had peaked at 135%. During the financial crisis and […]

Economic Update: The Start Of The End Of Q.E. 3

Economic Update: The Shutdown Wasn’t Free

Economic Update: Some Progress But Little Resolution

The U.S. Real Estate Spread Tightens As The S&P/Case-Shiller Index Grows

Economic Update: U.S. Housing Hiccups

Economic Update: The Economy Remains Unfazed By Fiscal Shocks, So Far

Economic Update: Mixed Results

U.S. Economic Forecast: Gale Warning

Perhaps with an eye toward the America’s Cup yacht sailing races set for September, U.S. financial markets have ventured into rough seas. Volatility has returned as investors try to gauge what mixed reports mean for the economy in the midst of cooling headwinds coming out of Washington. Varied signals are making it harder for investors […]

Economic Update: Great Expectations


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