Michelle Meyer is a managing director and head of U.S. economics at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research. Based in New York, she provides timely analysis of economic data and Federal Reserve policy announcements to the sales force and traders. She is responsible for providing the firm’s U.S. economic forecasts, including the outlook for GDP, inflation and Federal Reserve policy. Michelle’s broad research interests include macroeconomics, public policy and the housing market.
Before joining BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research in May 2010, Michelle was a senior U.S. economist at Barclays Capital. She started her career on the U.S. economics team at Lehman Brothers. While there, she developed a strong following for her housing outlook, warning about the risks of excess in the housing market. Then in 2012, she called the turn higher in home prices.
Michelle earned a bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude) and a master’s degree, both in economics, at Boston University. She was named by Forbes magazine as one of 30 Under 30 in finance in 2011 and a Rising Star by the Women’s Forum for Economy and Society in 2012. A member of the Economics Club of New York, Michelle is a frequent commentator on news media outlets, including CNBC and Bloomberg TV, and is often cited in print and online media.