Director, Economic Indices, IHS Markit
Paul Smith is a Director for Economic Indices at IHS Markit.
Dr. Smith has line management responsibilities for his fellow economists and, with the support of his Economic Indices team, oversees the editorial content of the PMI surveys and various new product initiatives. Concurrently, he is the lead economist on the Halifax House Price Index, and led the development of Visa Consumer Spending Indices for the UK and Ireland. He joined the company in 2008, following the acquisition of NTC Economics where he was an economist since May 2002. He holds a first class Bachelor of Science honours degree in economics from the University of Hull and has a Master of Science in Economic Policy and Management with distinction from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland. Having written a thesis on the role that high frequency and timely economic indicators play in understanding current economic activity, he completed his doctoral studies with the University of Strathclyde during 2016.