David Wyss is an adjunct professor in the economics department at Brown University. He was chief economist at Standard & Poor's, based in New York, from 1999 to his retirement in 2011. Dr. Wyss joined Data Resources, Inc., in 1979 as an economist in the European Economic Service in London, which was acquired by McGraw-Hill. He came back to the United States in 1983 as chief financial economist for DRI/McGraw-Hill, and became chief economist for Standard & Poor's DRI in 1992. Before joining DRI, Dr. Wyss was a senior staff economist with the President's Council of Economic Advisers, senior economist at the Federal Reserve Board, and economic advisor to the Bank of England. He testifies regularly before Congress, is quoted regularly in the press, and has appeared on many major television programs. Dr. Wyss is currently on the economic advisory boards for SIFMA, FINRA, and Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies. In addition, he was named by Treasury and Risk magazine as one of 2009's 100 Most Influential People in Finance. Dr. Wyss holds a BS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a PhD in economics from Harvard University.