BiographyJay Bryson joined Wachovia in 1998 to provide analysis on financial markets and macroeconomic developments in foreign economies. Before joining Wachovia, Dr. Bryson was an economist in the Division of International Finance at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. From 1989 to 1992, Dr. Bryson was an assistant professor of economics at the University of Alabama. He also has lectured on international economics and macroeconomics at the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and at Georgetown University. He has published in academic and popular economic journals and his comments on the economy regularly appear in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and USA Today. He also makes frequent appearances on CNBC and Bloomberg TV. Dr. Bryson received his B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.