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    Mark Zandi

    Mark M. Zandi is chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, where he directs economic research.

    Dr. Zandi is on the board of directors of MGIC, the nation’s largest private mortgage insurance company, and is the lead director of Reinvestment Fund, one of the nation’s largest community development financial institutions, which makes investments in underserved communities.Moody’s Analytics, a subsidiary of Moody’s Corp., is a leading provider of economic research, data and analytical tools. Dr. Zandi is a cofounder of Economy.com, which Moody’s purchased in 2005.

    He is a trusted adviser to policymakers and an influential source of economic analysis for businesses, journalists and the public. Dr. Zandi frequently testifies before Congress and conducts regular briefings on the economy for corporate boards, trade associations, and policymakers at all levels. He is often quoted in national and global publications and interviewed by major news media outlets, and is a frequent guest on CNBC, NPR, Meet the Press, CNN, and various other national networks and news programs.

    Dr. Zandi is the author of Paying the Price: Ending the Great Recession and Beginning a New American Century, which provides an assessment of the monetary and fiscal policy response to the Great Recession. His other book, Financial Shock: A 360º Look at the Subprime Mortgage Implosion, and How to Avoid the Next Financial Crisis, is described by the New York Times as the “clearest guide” to the financial crisis.

    Dr. Zandi earned his BS from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania.

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    Upcoming Speaking Events
    New York, NY

    US Housing & Housing Finance Conference

    Join the conversation on March 30th at Moody’s US Housing Conference 2020 to engage with senior policy experts, senior industry leaders, and Moody’s analysts to better assess the uncertain future in an important election year.

    Join the conversation on March 30th at Moody’s US Housing Conference 2020 to engage with senior policy experts, senior industry leaders, and Moody’s analysts to better assess the uncertain future in an important election year.

    Wilmington, DE

    MA Economic Outlook Conference

    Fissures & Fault Lines

    Fissures & Fault Lines

    Published Work

    Weekly Market Outlook: High-Yield Rating Changes Say High-Yield Bond Spread Is Too Thin

    High-yield bonds have rallied mightily despite the lack of any observable broad-based acceleration of either business sales or corporate earnings

    December 2019

    The Next Recession

    The U.S. and global economies are struggling under the weight of the U.S.-China trade war and a range of other geopolitical threats. Can the global economy avoid an economic recession?

    November 2019

    Europe Economic Outlook - Cloud of Uncertainty

    We consider the leading indicators of recession, the potential timing of the downturn, its severity and length.

    October 2019

    Weekly Market Outlook: Loans Impart an Upward Bias to High-Yield Downgrade per Upgrade Ratio

    The credit rating revisions of loan-only high-yield issuers reveal a higher frequency of rating downgrades compared to issuers with outstanding high-yield bonds.

    October 2019

    Who Will Be the Next President?

    In this timely webinar, Mark Zandi, Dan White and Bernard Yaros examine the prospects for the U.S. presidential election based on their modeling of the past 10 Presidential elections. We also will assess the impact of voter turnout on the election results, something that had a significant impact on the 2016 election outcome

    October 2019

    2020 Presidential Election Model

    The economy may not be top of mind for voters in every election, but it is hardly ever further than a close second. This is the principle underpinning Moody's Analytics presidential election models.

    October 2019