Bank of America Merrill Lynch global research hired Michelle Meyer on the developed markets economics research team as senior U.S. economist.

In her new role, Meyer will focus on driving the group’s housing industry forecasts  as well as supporting the rates and currencies trading desk. She reports to Ethan Harris, head of developed markets economics research.

Meyer was previously at Barclays Capital where she was a senior U.S. economist. In her forme position, she was both a trading desk and research economist, reporting directly to the chief U.S. economist.

Before that, she served as a U.S. economist at Lehman Brothers for over three years.  

“I’m pleased to welcome Michelle to our team,” Harris said. “Her expertise in researching the housing market, along with her ability to analyze macroeconomic indicators and fiscal policy issues, will be a valuable asset to our clients.”