Gas crisis threatens industries in Europe
Skyrocketing gas prices in Europe are expected to weigh on economic activity across the region this winter. Sean Metcalfe and Nico Palesch explored European vulnerabilities from a sectoral perspective using a series of industry-level energy indicators that have recently been added to the Global Industry Service.
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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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London, United Kingdom
Nico is an assistant economist in the Industry team, where he works on the development of the industry forecast narrative, on industry-related reports and research notes related to sector-specific and macroeconomic themes and trends. He also produces forecasts and commentary on the transportation and logistics sector and works on bespoke industry consulting projects.
Previously Nico worked at the Bank of Canada in the Financial and Enterprise Risk Department for three years. This involved projects in the area of policy development around and analysis of the credit risks posed by the BoC’s counterparties, a post-Covid balance sheet risk assessment, a review of the internal financial risk framework, and development of the Bank’s strategy for climate-related financial disclosures. Nico holds an MSc Economics from the LSE, achieved with distinction, and a BSc Joint Honours Political Science and Economics from the University of Ottawa. Nico is fluent in English and in German.
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