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Joe Davis

Joe Davis

Joseph H. Davis, PhD, is a Vanguard principal, global chief economist, and the global head of The Vanguard Group, Inc.’s Investment Strategy Group, whose research and client-facing team develops asset allocation strategies and conducts research on the capital markets, the global economy, portfolio construction and related investment topics.

As Vanguard’s global chief economist, Mr. Davis is also a key member of the senior portfolio management team for Vanguard Fixed Income Group, which oversees more than USD 700 billion in assets under management. He is a frequent keynote speaker on economic trends, capital market returns and investment strategies and has published several white papers on related topics, many in leading academic and practitioner journals.

In 2004 Mr. Davis was selected as a faculty research fellow of the prestigious National Bureau of Economic Research for his contributions to the fields of economic history and U.S. business cycles. Prior to Vanguard, he spent time as an economist at Moody’s Mr. Davis earned his BA summa cum laude from Saint Joseph’s University and his MA and PhD in economics at Duke University.


Rate cuts ahead

By Joe Davis (Published on 12-22-2023)

Lifting the veil on 2024

By Joe Davis (Published on 11-24-2023)

Equity and bond outlook 2023

By Joe Davis (Published on 01-12-2023)

The global economy in 2023

By Joe Davis (Published on 12-30-2022)

The end of negative real rates

By Joe Davis (Published on 04-26-2022)

Strong rate medicine needed

By Joe Davis (Published on 02-17-2022)

Markets and the law of gravity

By Joe Davis (Published on 09-30-2021)

A real threat of persistent, higher inflation

By Joe Davis (Published on 05-18-2021)

Bubble trouble

By Joe Davis (Published on 03-17-2021)

U.S. edges closer to Covid-19 herd immunity

By Joe Davis (Published on 02-04-2021)

Who will be staying away from the office?

By Joe Davis (Published on 01-06-2021)

Covid-19 vaccines: A result of the ‘Idea Multiplier’

By Joe Davis (Published on 11-17-2020)

Future shock

By Joe Davis (Published on 09-15-2020)

The ‘Great Fall’ and the coming recovery

By Joe Davis (Published on 05-11-2020)

A sharp economic contraction already underway

By Joe Davis (Published on 03-24-2020)

Global outlook 2020

By Joe Davis (Published on 01-06-2020)

Uncertainty begins to shape policy-making

By Joe Davis (Published on 10-01-2019)

Why inflation is still so low

By Joe Davis (Published on 08-27-2019)

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