Joseph Quinlan is a big picture kind of guy. He was named to the new post of chief market strategist at Bank of America in August 2003, but the world is his oyster. He is a leading expert on global capital flows and the transatlantic economy. Earlier in his career, he served as global economist at Morgan Stanley for almost a decade. In addition, he is a Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University and was a Senior Transatlantic Fellow (non-resident) at The German Marshall Fund in Brussels, Belgium since 2003.
In an exclusive interview with CNBC Managing Editor Tyler Mathisen on cnbc.com’s home page, Quinlan talked about the perils of protectionism, the importance of peace in the Middle East to the energy markets, the slowing U.S economy and the slumping U.S. dollar.