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Nigel Griffiths

Chief Automotive Economist, IHS Markit

Nigel Griffiths is chief automotive economist at IHS Markit.

Nigel has more than 30 years of direct experience in analyzing and forecasting demand trends and light vehicle sales in the global automotive industry. He is focused on the micro economics of the auto industry. He has consulted on multiple forecast projects on a global, regional, national and sub national level. Most recently his work involves modeling the long term autmotive impacts of new mobilty trends including new mobilty concepts and autonomous cars. His current role involves the development of sensitivity and scenario-based automotive forecasting for short/medium term contingency planning and long term strategy planning for the industry. He has been with the company since 1992, and now helps to steer the core global and country-level light vehicle sales forecasts. Earlier in his career, he worked for an international automotive consulting company, where he developed new analytical approaches to accommodate anticipated structural change in car consumer behavior at both regional and city levels in response to global adaptation of new urban mobility patterns. Nigel holds a first-class honors degree in economics, a master's degree in industrial and business economics, and an MBA from Cardiff Business School in Wales, United Kingdom, where he specialized in the economics of the motor industry. Nigel has received numerous awards for study and analysis, including the Alexander Duckhams Prize of the Institute of the Motor Industry, the Adam Smith Medal and the Sir Julian Hodge Prize of the University of Wales.

  • Automotive
  • Economics

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