Chris Grant

Maxwell School of Syracuse University
Class of 2012

Chris is currently a credit analyst at S&P Global Ratings, covering local governments in western U.S. states. He previously spent nearly five years as an international economist at the U.S. Treasury. At Treasury, he provided senior leadership with analysis and advice on several areas of international macroeconomic and financial policy, including international financial regulatory standards, economic engagement with Indonesia and Singapore, and trade finance. He also worked with bilateral partners, international organizations, multilateral fora, and the private sector to implement U.S. international economic policy.

Chris was an inaugural Robertson Fellow at the Maxwell School, where he obtained dual master’s degrees in public administration and international relations. Before graduate school, he lived in the Middle East for nearly two and a half years, working as a financial consultant in Jordan and studying Arabic in Yemen. He was also a fundraiser at the World Security Institute in Washington DC and a research assistant at Carnegie Mellon University, where he received his undergraduate degree in history and policy.

Chris was born in Connecticut, and lived in Italy, Argentina, and Poland while accompanying his parents on U.S. State Department assignments.