Five key themes that will affect industry in 2024 — and beyond

Date: 13 December 2023

2024 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for global industry: on the one hand, we expect some of the weakness of the past years to continue and broadly set a disappointing pace of growth, but on the other hand we expect that momentum will turn a corner towards the end of the year. Join us to hear about how we think key themes including higher interest rates, geopolitics, technology, the energy transition, and demographics, will will shape developments in industry both next year and in the years to come.

Nico Palesch

Economist

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Nico Palesch

Economist

London, United Kingdom

Nico is an Economist within Oxford Economics’ Global Industry Service where he is responsible for monitoring and forecasting developments in the transportation & logistics sector, writing industry-related reports and research notes on sector-specific and cross-sector themes and issues, overseeing and expressing the house-view on industrial developments in our monthly publications, and working on bespoke consulting projects.

Nico holds a BSc Joint Honours Political Science and Economics from the University of Ottawa and an MSc Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, achieved with distinction.

Sean Metcalfe

Lead Economist

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Sean Metcalfe

Lead Economist

London, United Kingdom

Sean is a Lead Economist on the Industry team, where he forecasts the utility sector, helps shape the team’s views on the Global Industrial outlook and oversees the climate-related enhancements being made to the Global Industry Model.

Prior to joining Oxford Economics, Sean spent two years working for RBB Economics as a competition economist. At RBB he was involved in the economic assessment of competition cases across a range of industries, including antitrust investigations in the telecommunications sector.

Sean holds an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and a BSc in Economics from the University of York.

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