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David Beers
Senior Fellow / Sovereign Risk Analysis and Policy

David Beers is special adviser to the Bank of England’s International and Markets Directorates, where he works on sovereign debt, IMF, China, and Euro Area policy issues. He is also a member of the Bank’s Credit Ratings Advisory Committee, which reviews the internal credit ratings assigned to the Bank’s financial counterparties, and of the private sector/Bank Ad Hoc Working Group on GDP-linked bonds, which is studying the feasibility of introducing such instruments.

David also leads development of the BoC-BoE sovereign default database, a unique public dataset launched in 2015 and updated annually quantifying defaults on all sovereign debt owed to official and private creditors since 1960.

In 2012-2013, David was special adviser to Governor Mark Carney at the Bank of Canada, where he worked on financial stability and monetary policy matters. From 1993 through 2011, he led Standard & Poor’s global team of analysts responsible for sovereign and international public finance credit ratings and research. Before that, he worked at Salomon Brothers and Bankers Trust.

David holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA from the University of Virginia.


Advisory Board

Randal K. Quarles

William R. Rhodes

Eduardo Aninat, Ph.D.

Sheila Bair

Senator Bill Bradley

Joyce Chang

M. Shafik Gabr

Charles Goodhart, CBE, FBA

Henry Kaufman, Ph.D.

Barbara G. Novick

Guillermo Ortiz, Ph.D.

Richard L. Sandor, Ph.D., Dr. Sc.h.c.

Myron S. Scholes, Ph.D.

The Honorable Carole L. Brookins (2010-20)

Judge Richard A. Posner (2010-20)


Sheila Bair
Advisory Board Member and Senior Fellow

William A. Barnett
Director / Advances in Monetary and Financial Measurement

David Beers
Senior Fellow / Sovereign Risk Analysis and Policy

Bradley J. Bondi
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Kevin R. Brock
Senior Fellow / Cybersecurity Strategy

Alvin Chua
Senior Advisor

Stephen Dizard
Special Counselor

John D. Feldmann
Senior Fellow

Kate Flanagan
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Peter Flocos, Esq. (Trustee)
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Patricia Wilson Fridley
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Diane B. Glossman
Senior Fellow / Financial Institutions

Lawrence Goodman
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Steve H. Hanke
Special Counselor

Steven Lofchie
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Robin L. Lumsdaine
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Jack Malvey
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David X Martin
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Ryan Scott Mattson
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Nicholas Sargen
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Charles Schott
Senior Advisor

Kurt Schuler
Senior Fellow / Financial History

Liting Su
Research Associate

Jeff van den Noort
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Yubo Wang
Senior Fellow / Financial Markets