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    David Hamilton

    Financial economist; recognized expert on credit risk and default research, credit ratings, modeling, analytics and stress-testing; specializes in Asia-Pacific economic, regulatory, and credit risk trends/analysis

    David Hamilton is in charge of Credit Risk Analytics for the Asia Pacific region based in Singapore. His work in credit risk has encompassed corporate, sovereign, municipal, and structured finance. Prior to assuming his role in Singapore, David led a team at Moody’s focusing on applied research and model development using market price-derived credit risk signals. Before joining Moody’s in 1997, he was in the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Regional Economics group. David has authored over 40 published articles and book chapters, including Moody’s global corporate default studies for seven years. He has lectured on credit risk topics at Columbia Business School, the Stern School of business at New York University, the City College of New York, The International Center for Financial Asset Management and Engineering (FAME) in Lausanne, Switzerland, and was an instructor at the New York Institute of Finance.

    education
    City University of New York: PhD, Financial Economics
    Texas A&M University: BA, Economics and Classical Studies
    Pennsylvania State University: MA, Economics
    Editorial Board: Journal of Credit Risk
    Representative Projects

    Led Moody’s Corporate Default Research team in the Credit Policy Group.

    Co-developed Moody’s first default rate forecasting model in 1998.

    Worked on a project to implement a credit risk early warning system for one of the largest regional banks in Southeast Asia.

    Helped develop and implement the enterprise-wide risk framework for a large multilateral development bank based in Beijing.

    Published Work