William J. Chambers

Bill Chambers

William J. Chambers

Education & Credentials

  • BA, Economics and History – College of Wooster
  • MA and M. Phil., Economics – Columbia University
  • Ph.D., Economics – Columbia University



Bill Chambers is Associate Professor of Finance at Boston University’s Metropolitan College, where he has served on the faculty since 2005. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in investment analysis, portfolio management, financial markets and institutions, multinational finance and corporate finance.

Prior to joining Boston University, Professor Chambers spent 22 years at Standard & Poor’s (S&P) within its credit rating division, including 13 years as a Managing Director. While at S&P, he undertook and supervised credit analyses for hundreds of corporate and governmental entities. For several years he oversaw credit ratings for all corporate entities domiciled outside the United States. Professor Chambers was also a leader of S&P’s Risk Solutions Group, which provided consulting to financial institutions and corporate entities regarding improvements to internal credit scoring systems. Throughout his tenure at S&P, he was also involved in the development and application of ratings criteria.

In addition to Professor Chambers’ academic work, he provides consulting services to corporate entities, financial institutions, and law firms in several countries. His engagements have included assessing creditworthiness, analyzing the impact of rating changes on companies, risk management analyses, developing credit rating models, economic and capital modeling, and providing professional education services. He has provided expert testimony before public utility commissions, the Tax Court of Canada, United States Tax Court, and in private arbitrations.