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Laura Hand

Associate Director, Analytics and Forecasting

Laura Hand is an Associate Director on the Economic & Country Risk team at S&P Global Market Intelligence where she oversees bespoke research for clients in the global retail, manufacturing, and service sectors.

Laura has led, and contributed to, numerous projects specifically related to consumer behavior, spending trends and patterns, share of wallet analyses, market sizing, and forecasting. She brings 15 years of experience in economic, demographic, and industry consulting, with a strong focus on developing strategy and planning solutions for clients through in-depth modeling and econometric analysis. Prior to joining S&P Global Market Intelligence, she was an analyst at the Congressional Budget Office in Washington, DC. In the Tax Analysis Division, Laura was responsible for the excise tax budgeting process, which included forecasting excise tax income in the United States and analyzing the behavioral effects of past and proposed legislation for Congress.

Laura earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Mathematics from St. Lawrence University (Canton, NY) and her Master's degree in Economics from Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY).