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Graduate Staff Profiles

  • Nicholas Farr

    Nicholas Farr

    Assistant Economist

  • Bachelor’s degree,  University and course:  BSc Economics, University of Bath
  • Master’s degree: University and course: Not yet started
  • Capital Economics Graduate Scheme, applicable dates:  September 2020 – Present

Why did you apply to join the Capital Economics graduate scheme?

I applied to join the Capital Economics graduate scheme after previously spending a year at the company as a placement student during my undergraduate degree. The high level of research that the company produces and the amazing, friendly people that work here were both reasons why I applied to come back.

What have you worked on while on the graduate scheme?

Since starting on the graduate scheme at Capital Economics, I have contributed to a wide variety of macroeconomic research. Some of the reports I have written, or contributed to, have explored: the monetary policy outlook in eastern European economies, how far inflation in the UK could rise, what past conflicts can tell us about the impact the war in Ukraine might have on financial markets, and how Fed tightening is likely to affect US corporate bonds.

What is the most rewarding or surprising aspect of your role at Capital Economics?

One of the most rewarding aspects of the Capital Economics Graduate Scheme is the rotation system. During the two-year scheme, graduates complete four six-month rotations. Each rotation is spent with a different team in the company. This has been really beneficial as it has allowed me to develop an extensive breadth of knowledge in a short time-frame. It’s also meant that I’ve worked with, and learnt from, many talented economists from across the company.