Marcia Van Wagner

Marcia is a member of Moody’s State Ratings team, based in New York, and is the lead analyst for the states of Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, Rhode Island and Utah and serves as back-up analyst for several other states. Marcia has worked extensively on the development and implementation of analytical enhancements to Moody’s assessment of the credit implications of state and local government pension finance.Prior to joining Moody’s in late 2010, Marcia held positions in government and the non-profit sector focused on public sector budgetary oversight and research. These positions included Deputy Comptroller for Budget for the New York City Comptroller’s Office, Deputy Research Director and Chief Economist at the Citizens Budget Commission, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, and Chief Economist and Director of Fiscal and Economic Analysis at the Office of the State Deputy Comptroller of the New York State Comptroller’s Office. Previously, Marcia worked for the New York City Economic Development Corporation and was Assistant Professor of Economics at Vassar College.Marcia received a BA in economics from the State University of New York College at Purchase and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Texas at Austin.