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Mr. Maury Harris

Managing Director and Chief U.S. Economist
Maury Harris is a Managing Director and Chief U.S. Economist for the UBS investment bank. Prior to the UBS acquisition of PaineWebber International in 2000, he served since 1980 as the Chief Economist for PaineWebber. Between 1973 and 1980, he worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he was Head of the Business Conditions Unit and later Chief of the Financial Markets Research Division.  During 1975 he represented the New York Fed as a Visiting Economist at the Bank for International Settlements. 

At Columbia University Dr. Harris taught and earned his PhD in economics in 1973 and an MA in economics in 1971. He received his BA in economics in 1969 from the University of Texas, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.  Dr. Harris has been named on two-dozen separate occasions to the Institutional Investor (II) All-America Research Team. He is a past President of the Forecaster’s Club of New York. Bloomberg News graded Maury and his team of economists as the most accurate US economic forecasters in the 2010-2011 period. In 2004, 2006 and 2008, MarketWatch graded him as the Forecaster of the Year.  Market Watch also has cited Maury and his colleagues as the most accurate monthly forecasters on seven separate occasions, with the latest citation being for June 2014.  In December of 2014 he published a book titled "Inside The Crystal Ball: How To Successfully Make And Use Forecasts". 

Maury Harris was born and raised in Waco, Texas. He has resided in New York City since 1969. Between 1969 and 1974, Maury served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He is married with two children.   Maury is a speaker at our Wealth Management Seminar at FJMC Convention 2015 and will be available for a book signing at the Wealth Management Conference