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The Capital Economics economist team provides clients with more than just written analysis; they work closely with them to answer their key questions and align our support to their priorities.
Capital Economics clients have the opportunity to hear directly from our economists through a range of different channels and formats. Whether it's an answer to a specific question, focused briefing on the latest developments, or the chance to meet in person, our team is on-hand to deliver.
Our Drop-Ins help clients cut through the noise after a key policy decision, market shift, or economic event happens. These 20-minute sessions are delivered live to our clients and highlight what they need to know to adjust their investment decisions. These sessions also allow clients to ask their own questions directly to the economists.
Capital Economics hosts in-person events on a range of topics for our clients around the world. These discussion-oriented roundtable events allow clients to hear the latest insights from our economists, ask their own questions and discuss the latest issues with their peers.
Our upcoming series of events examining the economic and market implications of artificial intelligence begins in September, and registration is open now.
Sometimes clients have specific questions that need answers that go into more detail than we cover in our written publications. Through CE Advance, clients can get answers to their most pressing questions directly via our web platform and receive a timely and specific answer from our economists.
The Weekly Briefing Podcast
From the Fed's next move to China's slowdown to the global housing bust, our economists take apart the big economic and market stories in this podcast to highlight the issues that investors need to know about.
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Meet some of our economists
Group Chief Economist
Neil Shearing is our Group Chief Economist. He has overall responsibility for managing our team of economists and leading our research, as well as developing the firm’s products and its relationship with clients. He is also a director of the company. Neil is the first point of contact for many clients and presents regularly on the global economic and financial market outlook. He is a well-known voice within the investment community and has written articles in the Financial Times and a number of other newspapers, as well as appearing regularly on TV and radio. Prior to becoming Group Chief Economist, Neil was our Chief Emerging Markets Economist, managing a team that won several awards for forecast accuracy. He also managed our New York office. Neil joined Capital Economics from HM Treasury where he worked as an Economic Adviser in various areas, including fiscal policy and global economics. He holds degrees in Economics from the University of York and the University of London and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Chief Asia Economist
Mark Williams is Capital Economics' Chief Asia Economist. He leads a team of macroeconomists covering the whole region, while paying particularly close attention himself to developments in China's economy and financial markets, and their implications for the rest of the world. Mark also works closely with William Jackson on the Emerging Markets Service looking at issues common to different parts of the emerging world. Mark has been with Capital Economics since 2007. He was previously Asia economist at HM Treasury, responsible for analysis of the risks and prospects in non-Japan Asia and prior to that lived and worked for several years in Taiwan. He speaks and reads Chinese and has degrees in Chinese and Economics from the universities of Edinburgh and Oxford.
Chief Markets Economist
John Higgins is Capital Economics’ Chief Markets Economist, with overall responsibility for our Capital Daily, Global Markets, Asset Allocation and FX Markets services. Prior to joining the company in 2008, he worked at Stone & McCarthy Research Associates, where he was Senior Economist covering the euro area, and before that at Nomura International plc in London, where he was Head of Economic and Credit Research within the fixed income division. John is a graduate of the University of Exeter.
Senior Economic Adviser
Vicky Redwood is our Senior Economic Adviser, primarily writing in-depth think pieces about cross-country issues. Vicky has worked at Capital Economics since 2003 and was previously the company’s Chief UK Economist. She joined Capital Economics from the Bank of England where, amongst other roles, she worked on the Financial Stability Review. Before working at the Bank, she studied Economics at Oxford and Warwick.
Chief UK Economist
Paul Dales is our Chief UK Economist, with overall responsibility for our UK Economics and UK Markets services. Paul joined Capital Economics soon after it was founded in 1999 and has previously been our Chief Australia & New Zealand Economist and Senior US Economist. In 2022, he led the team that was named UK Economics Forecaster of the Year by the Sunday Times. In 2016, the Australian Financial Review judged him to be Australia’s economist of the year as “he made all the right calls in a market that most chief economists found hard to read”. In 2011, he was named Bloomberg’s US house price forecaster of the year. And in 2010, he was part of the US team that was named Wall Street Journal US forecaster of the year. Paul regularly writes articles for the London Evening Standard and frequently appears on TV and radio. He holds degrees in Banking & Finance and Economics from Loughborough and London universities and the UK FSA recognised Securities Institute Diploma.
Chief Global Economist
Jennifer McKeown is Chief Global Economist at Capital Economics. She leads a team of economists producing research on global themes and works closely with economists across Capital Economics’ regional services to shape the global view and to draw out the key implications of our forecasts. She is an important point of contact for many clients and presents frequently on the global economic outlook in person and at online events, as well as appearing regularly on TV and radio. Prior to becoming Chief Global Economist, Jennifer was Chief Europe Economist at Capital Economics. She joined the company from the Bank of England, where she also specialised in the economics of the euro-zone. She holds an MSc in economics from University College London and a BA in economics from the University of East Anglia.