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Lessons of a Wall Street Economist

On Thursday, April 8, the Salisbury Center for Career Services will host Joseph Carson P’13, senior vice president and director of Global Economic Research for AllianceBernstein, for a Professionals in Residence talk titled “Experiences and Lessons of a Wall Street Economist,” beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Trinity Hall 305.

Carson joined AllianceBernstein in 2001 and currently oversees AllianceBernstein’s fixed income economic analysis team, with primary responsibility for the economic and interest-rate analysis of the United States.  In his last role, Carson was chief economist of the Americas for UBS Warburg, where he was primarily responsible for forecasting the U.S. economy and interest rates.  Between 1996 and 1999, Carson was chief U.S. economist at Deutsche Bank.  While there, he was named to the Institutional Investor Fixed-Income All-Star Team and was named one of the top global economist’s by Euromoney. 

Carson began his professional career in 1977 as a staff economist for the chief economist’s office in the Department of Commerce, where he was designated the department’s representative at the Council of Wage and Price Stability during President Jimmy Carter’s voluntary-wage-and-price-guidelines program.  In 1979, Carson joined General Motors Corporation as an analyst.  He had a variety of roles at GM, including chief forecaster for North America and chief analyst in charge of making production recommendations for the truck group.

Between 1981 and 1986, Carson served as vice president and senior economist for the Capital Markets Economics Group at Merrill Lynch.  In 1986, Carson joined Chemical Bank; he later became its chief economist. Between 1992 and 1996, Carson served as chief economist at Dean Witter, where he sat on the investment-policy committee and on the stock-selection committee. While there, he was named top forecaster by Business Week.

Carson received his BA and MA from Youngstown State University and did his Ph.D. coursework at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

One-on-one coaching sessions with Carson will take place the following day at the Salisbury Center. Please contact the office at ext. 3514 or cso@hws.edu to reserve a seat for the information session and/or to book a one-on-one appointment.