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Economics & Country Risk

Economics & Country Risk

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Putting our 360-degree perspective to work for you

Our data, models, and experts provide companies with the complete perspective – from global economic strengths to industry level health and down to street-level risk assessments and everything in between. Our clients rely on us to support their strategic and tactical plans whether they are expanding their global footprint, negotiating pricing, setting investment plans, protecting their assets, or trying to increase revenue.

With comprehensive and consistent data, economic and risk forecasting models, granular country and sovereign risk assessments, comparative industry forecasts, commodity prices, and unmatched expertise, we enable customers to identify and optimize opportunities, mitigate risks, and solve problems across the globe.

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Economics & Country Risk Products & Solution

Global Economics

Identify business growth opportunities, measure industry performance, and quantify market risk―for 206 countries. We also offer sub-national coverage of the US, China, South Africa, and Canada and scenario analysis.

Geopolitical Risk

Anticipate and quantify critical risks to your business from shifting geopolitics, local country dynamics, regulations and dependencies – anywhere in the world.

Supply Chain

Providing an end-to-end intelligent supply chain solution to achieve measurable cost savings and drive procurement excellence.

US Economics

Find consistent coverage of US economy, industry and market performance, future risks, business dynamics and alternate scenarios.

Security and Intelligence

Forward-looking intelligence and analytics tools to understand shifting security trends and risks, at specific locations and to your interests.

Comparative Industry Analysis

Quickly compare the performance of 105 industries across 75 countries based on activity, sales, profits, costs and risks over time.

Purchasing Managers Index – PMI™

Understand why financial and corporate professionals use PMI to nowcast and evaluate where economies and markets are headed.

Scenarios and Modeling

Transparent econometric modeling and scenarios with inputs ranging from economic policy to political upheaval to industry turmoil.

Regional Explorer: Economics, risk, and data analytics

Get detailed, actionable economic, risk, industry and demographic data, at the regional, state, and city level and identify, evaluate, and monitor risks and opportunities in local contexts.

Economics and Country Risk Coverage

Global coverage across economics, risks and industries ensures you make the best-possible decisions Use our interactive map to view our full coverage.

Experts

Joel Prakken

A thought-leader on US economic outlook, monetary policy forecasts and fixed income markets with over 30 years of experience and expertise as a macroeconomic modeler, Dr. Joel has developed an unmatched structural-econometric model of the US economy. He co-founded Macroeconomic Advisers which was acquired in 2017. Prior to founding Macroeconomic Advisers, Dr. Joel held the position of senior economist at the World Headquarters of the IBM Corporation and before that he served with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, US. He also has held positions on the faculties of New York University's Graduate School of Business, the Economics Department of Washington University, and the Olin School of Business at Washington University. He is the past president and a fellow of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE). He is also past president of the Gateway Association of Business Economists in Saint Louis. Dr. Joel has many publications to his credit, including papers written for the Council of Economic Advisers, the American Council for Capital Formation, and the Center for the American Study of Business on topics ranging from tax reform to budget policy to monetary policy to the impact of technology on productivity. He has testified on these topics before committees in both the US House of Representatives and the Senate. Dr. Joel has participated in meetings of the Outside Consultants to Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, is a past member of the Panel of Economic Consultants to the Congressional Budget Office and is a current member of the advisory committee of the Bureau of Economic Analysis.Dr. Joel completed his undergraduate degree in economics at Princeton University, and holds an MA and Ph.D. in economics from Washington University in Saint Louis, United States.

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Rajiv Biswas

Rajiv previously worked as Director for South-East Asia for The Economist Group. His previous experience includes working for UBS as Executive Director for Asia-Pacific Country Risk and for the Royal Bank of Scotland as an international economist. He has also worked for an international organization, the Commonwealth Secretariat, as a senior economist in the International Capital Markets Department. Rajiv's experience also includes working as a consultant for the United Nations and the Asian Development Bank.Rajiv is a graduate of the London School of Economics, for the B.Sc.Econ. Hons. in Economics, and received his M.Sc. and D.I.C. from Imperial College at London University. Rajiv has published widely on a range of economic, trade and investment related topics, with over 100 published articles. He frequently speaks at international conferences on the global and Asia-Pacific economies, including at World Economic Forum and Euromoney events as well as at United Nations conferences. He regularly appears on international TV programs, including for the BBC, CNBC, Bloomberg, Channel News Asia, CNN and Al Jazeera TV.Rajiv is the author of "Future Asia", published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013, "Asian Megatrends" published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016 and "Emerging Markets Megatrends" published by Springer/Palgrave Macmillan in 2018.

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Ken Wattret

Ken has worked as an economist in the financial markets since the early 1990s, initially for HSBC Global Markets. From 2000 onwards, he was the chief market economist for the euro area at BNP Paribas. Prior to joining IHS Markit (now part of S&P Global) in 2018, he was a Managing Director of Global Macro at TS Lombard, an independent research provider. A specialist in European economic and policy issues, his 'out of consensus' calls include predicting as early as 2012 that euro area deflation risk would force the European Central Bank to embark on a program of large-scale sovereign debt purchases despite strong opposition within many member states. He has taken a lead role in the presentation of key forecasts and themes to a broad spectrum of clients across Europe, the Americas and Asia, including corporates, banks and institutional and hedge fund-based portfolio managers. A well-known commentator on economic and financial issues, Ken is frequently quoted in the media and appears on various TV and radio channels.He received his honors degree in economics from the University of Sheffield, UK, and post-graduate qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Bankers.

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