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William C. Dudley

Chief US Economist at Goldman, Sachs & Co., Bill was named Managing Director in 1996. He is responsible for the economic and interest rate forecasts for the United States and Canada and is co-Chair of the Retirement Committee, which oversees the management of the employeesí pension fund and 401(k) assets. Bill has briefed the Federal Reserve Board on several occasions, has served as a member of the technical consultantsí board to the Congressional Budget Office and currently is a member of the Economics Advisory Panel to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Past research papers include articles on monetary and fiscal policy, Social Security reform, equity market valuation, the determinants of foreign exchange rates, and pension fund reform. Bill and his team have been highly ranked in Institutional Investor (including No. 1 in 2000 and 2003) and by the Wall Street Journal in their semiannual forecasting survey (including No. 1 in 2002 and No. 2 in 2004).

Past duties at Goldman Sachs include responsibility for the foreign exchange outlook (1994-1995). Prior to that Bill worked for eight years analyzing US financial market developments, with primary responsibility for economic policy issues.

Prior to joining Goldman Sachs in 1986, Bill was Vice President in charge of regulatory analysis at J.P. Morgan. In that capacity, he coauthored and was the editor of the Morgan treatise, Rethinking Glass-Steagall, which helped lead to Section 20 securities affiliates for commercial banks. Bill began his career as an economist in the Financial Studies Section at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC, where he occasionally briefed the Board of Governors on payments and bank regulatory issues.

Bill received his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in 1982.




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