Scott Anderson, Ph.D.
Chief Economist / Executive Vice President
Scott Anderson is the Chief Economist and Executive Vice President at Bank of the West and serves on the Bank’s Executive Leadership Team. In this role he analyzes and forecasts international, national and regional economic trends for Bank of the West management, business lines and clients. Anderson throughout his career has been consistently recognized as one of the Top economic forecasters in the country. He was named the Most Accurate Forecaster by the National Association of Business Economics for 2019.
He regularly authors economic research reports on prominent U.S. and global economic issues, monetary policy actions, and bank lending and credit conditions. He also produces periodic regional outlook reports about California and other regions.
Scott’s economic research is widely read and cited by the financial and business communities, and he is a sought after national expert and speaker on macroeconomics issues.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Commonwealth Club of California. He was appointed Chairman of the American Bankers Association Economic Advisory Committee in 2012 and has served on the Committee since 2004. In 2015, he was appointed to the California Council of Economic Advisors. He has also been a member of Stanford’s Institute for Economic Policy Research (SEIPR) since 2012.
Prior to joining Bank of the West, Scott was a Senior Economist at Wells Fargo and Wells Fargo Securities. Anderson has also held positions at Moody’s Analytics in Philadelphia and the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C.