- Year completed 1981
- Current position Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School's Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government
- Degree(s) Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
- Major(s) Human geography; Japanese studies
Paul Sheard is a senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
He previously held roles at S&P Global as vice-chairman, executive vice-president and chief economist, and served as the latter at Lehman Brothers in New York, after earlier being Lehman’s Asia chief economist and head of Japan equity investments.
He’s a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the New Economic Agenda, and was a member of the WEF’s Global Agenda Council on the International Monetary System (2010-2012). He’s on the board of the Foreign Policy Association, and is a member of the Bretton Woods Committee, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Economic Club of New York.
A Monash arts (honours) graduate, jointly in Japanese and geography, he also holds a Master of Economics and PhD in the Japanese economy from the Australian National University.
He was appointed by two prime ministers to serve on committees of the Japanese government’s Economic Deliberation Council, and regularly attends and speaks at conferences around the world.