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James Swanston

James is an Economist in our Emerging Markets team at Capital Economics, specialising in coverage of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). James joined Capital Economics in 2017 and has covered MENA since 2019, in which time his research has included deep dives into the debts of Dubai's government related-entities and the risks facing the Egyptian pound. James is frequently quoted in global and local media, including in the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and Arab News. James holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Bath and an MSc in Economic History from the London School of Economics and Political Science where his research focused on the historical role of the IMF in Egypt.