Chief US Economist, Morgan Stanley and Former Director, Division of Monetary Affairs, Federal Reserve Board

  • Vincent Reinhart joined Morgan Stanley in October 2011 as a Managing Director and Chief US Economist. He is responsible for the firm's analysis of the US economy. 

  • For the four years prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Reinhart was a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, a nonpartisan think tank located in Washington, DC. 

  • He previously spent more than two decades working in the Federal Reserve System, where he held a number of senior positions in the Divisions of Monetary Affairs and International Finance. 

  • For the last six years of his Fed career, he served as Director of the Division of Monetary Affairs and secretary and economist of the Federal Open Market Committee. In that capacity, he was the senior staff member providing advice to Fed officials on the appropriate choice and communication of monetary policy. 

  • In his research at the Fed and AEI, Mr. Reinhart worked on topics as varied as the conduct and communication of monetary policy, auctions of US Treasury securities, the long-lived consequences of financial crises, and the patterns of international capital flows.

  • At AEI, he frequently commented in the media on the economic outlook and macroeconomic and financial policies.