Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research announced Wednesday the appointment of Michelle Meyer as senior US economist of the Developed Markets Economics Research team. In this position, Meyer will drive the group’s housing-industry forecasts as well as support the rates and currencies trading desk. She will report to Ethan Harris, head of Developed Markets and Economics Research. Meyer's "expertise in researching the housing market, along with her ability to analyze macroeconomic indicators and fiscal policy issues, will be a valuable asset to our clients," according to Harris. Meyer joins the BofAML global research from Barclays Capital, where she served as senior US economist. Prior to that, she was a US economist at Lehman Brothers for over three years. Meyer earned a B.A. and an M.A. in economics from Boston University. Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research tracks more than 3,100 stocks globally and ranks them in numerous external surveys. Write to Christine Ricciardi.