Caroline Bain is the Chief Commodities Economist at Capital Economics, with overall responsibility for the Commodities Overview, Energy and Metals services. Caroline joined us from the Economist Intelligence Unit, where she was a member of the global forecasting team with particular responsibility for commodities. She is also the author of 'The Economist Guide to Commodities', with a second edition published in 2021. In 2023, Caroline was named to the Office for Budget Responsibility’s advisory panel. She has degrees in economics from Trinity College Dublin and the University of London.
Drop-In: Israel-Gaza conflict – Assessing macro and market risks
9th October 2023, 2:00PM BST
The attack by Hamas militants on Israel, and the Netanyahu government’s declaration of war, brings renewed turmoil to the Middle East, threatening regional political and economic stability. In this...
Drop-In: Why “higher for longer” won’t survive – and what it means for markets
11th October 2023, 3:00PM BST
Markets have been in a febrile mood amid a growing belief that central banks will need to keep interest rates at elevated levels in order to properly throttle inflation. But are expectations that...