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Aaron Goldring

Senior Economist, Tourism Economics

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Aaron Goldring

Senior Economist, Tourism Economics

Belfast, United Kingdom

Abby Samp

Associate Director of Global Industry Services

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Abby Samp

Associate Director of Global Industry Services

London

Abby is an Associate Director of Global Industry Service, where she oversees service developments, helps shape the global industry overview and monitors and updates the forecast for the high-tech sector. Abby manages developments to Oxford Economics’ Global Industry Model (GIM), has extensive experience in modelling and scenario-based project work. Abby has a BASc in Economics from McGill University in Montreal, where she graduated with great distinction and received the Hubert Marleau prize for top marks in economics. She also holds an MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she graduated with distinction.

Adam Currie

Assistant Economist

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Adam Currie

Assistant Economist

London, United Kingdom

Adam is an Assistant Economist within the Economic Impact Consulting team, having joined as a graduate in September 2021. Since joining, Adam has been involved in a number of economic impact assessments for a diverse range of clients including the World Travel and Tourism Council, the Aerospace Technology Institute, and British American Tobacco.

Prior to joining Oxford Economics, Adam worked as a Research Assistant for the Fraser of Allander Institute in Glasgow, Scotland, alongside his postgraduate studies. There, he produced Social Accounting Matrices (SAMs) for the UK and Scottish economies and prepared data for modelling. Adam also has experience in the US as a summer Analyst with Liberty Mutual Insurance, where he evaluated agent performance and assisted decision-making. Adam holds both a BA (Hons) in Economics & Finance and a MSc in Applied Economics with Distinction from the University of Strathclyde.

Adam Sacks

President, Tourism Economics

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Adam Sacks

President, Tourism Economics

Philadelphia

Adam Sacks is the founder and President of Tourism Economics, an Oxford Economics company dedicated to understanding the relationship between travel and the economy.

For more than two decades, Adam has worked with destinations, industry associations, and companies around the world in the areas of opportunity and risk assessments, policy analysis, and economic impact.

He is an authority on measuring the economic impact of visitor activity and has analyzed the impacts of cruising, gaming, timeshare, hotels, new attractions and destination marketing. Adam's work has provided the foundation for billions of dollars in capital investment decisions by hotel companies, developers, and investors. Destination marketing organizations around the world rely on Tourism Economics data and scenario models to inform global marketing investment allocations.

Adam also supports trade associations in the aviation, hotel, and broader travel arena with forecasts widely considered to be an industry standard. Adam's work has influenced critical government policies in the areas of travel facilitation, taxation, and tourism promotion initiatives. Adam regularly presents to corporate strategic planning teams on the threats and opportunities facing their businesses and is a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Travel & Tourism Advisory Board.

Adrian Cooper

Chief Executive Officer

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Adrian Cooper

Chief Executive Officer

London

Adrian Cooper is responsible for coordinating and managing Oxford Economics' global economic analysis, forecasting and consultancy activities, and overseeing its global team of over 450 professionals including 300 economists and analysts. He has led Oxford Economics' work on a wide array of consultancy projects, ranging from policy advice to government departments in Europe, the US, Africa, and Asia to detailed analysis of the economic impact of particular industries and investment proposals.

Adrian spent the first seven years of his career with HM Treasury, England. During this time, he worked on the analysis of tax and other economic policy changes as part of the preparations for the UK Budget. He was also the coordinator of the government's macroeconomic forecast for two years.

Prior to joining Oxford Economics in 1994, Adrian was UK economist for James Capel & Company, responsible for analysing and forecasting the UK economy for institutional investors, as well as briefing Capel's own traders. Adrian was educated at the University of Bristol, England, where he gained a first-class degree in Economics; and at the London School of Economics and Political Science, England, where he achieved a distinction in the MSc in Economics and won the Ely Devons prize for outstanding performance in the degree examinations.

Aedan McCotter

Associate Director, City Services

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Aedan McCotter

Associate Director, City Services

Belfast

Aedan McCotter is an Associate Director at Oxford Economics. He is responsible for running the US Cities and Regions Forecasting Service. He has extensive experience in regional forecasting, model building and economic analysis, and has also worked on a wide range of consultancy projects. Aedan graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 2009 with first-class honours in BSc Finance, receiving the Financial Times award for top overall graduate, before later obtaining an MSc with distinction, also from Queen’s. Prior to joining Oxford Economics, Aedan worked as a Fund Accountant in the Financial Reporting department at Bank of Ireland Securities Services.

Agata Salabura

Senior Administrator

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Agata Salabura

Senior Administrator

Oxford, United Kingdom

Agata is a Senior Administrator who joined the team in January 2017. Throughout all these years Agata has been working in administration in the Oxford office, looking after the UK, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Ahmed Salah

Senior HR Business Partner

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Ahmed Salah

Senior HR Business Partner

London, United Kingdom

Global Human Resources Generalist, Systems and Data Analytics

Akanksha Samdani
Akanksha Samdani

Economist

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Akanksha Samdani

Akanksha Samdani

Economist

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Akanksha Samdani is an economist at Oxford Economics, based in Dubai office. She joined the team in 2021. She contributes to economic modelling and statistical projects as part of her work on the EMEA Macro Consultancy Team. She also contributes to Oxford’s subscription services as a member of the Middle East forecasting team, covering Kuwait and Iraq. Prior to joining Oxford Economics, Akanksha worked with one of the top mutual fund houses in India and the Reserve Bank of India.

Alan Francis
Alan Francis

Business Development Manager, Greater China

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Alan Francis

Alan Francis

Business Development Manager, Greater China

Hong Kong, China

Alan Francis is part of the Greater China sales team in Hong Kong, where he is responsible for growing the client portfolio across the region. In terms of sectors, Alan covers real estate, financial services, consumer, travel, and government in the region for both subscriptions and consultancy. Over the duration of his career, Alan has gained experience in business development, account management, and consulting in the business intelligence field to support clients in making better-informed decisions. Outside of work, Alan is a passionate musician.

Alba Lentini

Client Relationship Executive

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Alba Lentini

Client Relationship Executive

Milan, Italy

Alba Lentini is a Client Relationship Executive based in our Milan Office. She worked for an International Professional Services firm in Milan prior to relocating to UAE where she worked as a Sales Specialist with a leading provider of logistic services.

Alba holds a degree in foreign languages specialising in Arabic Language and Institution of the MENA Region, and a master's degree in International Relations.

She also attended a master’s degree Program in Communication for International Relations at the IULM University of Milan.

Alessandro Theiss

Associate Director

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Alessandro Theiss

Associate Director

London

Alessandro works within the Scenarios and Financial Modelling Team. He oversees financial modelling projects and Oxford Economics’ IFRS 9 service that supports clients across the globe with calculating expected losses. He also specializes in building bespoke economic models for clients. Alessandro previously worked as a Senior Economist within Oxford Economics’ Global Macro team, forecasting the Chinese economy and writing research publications for the macro service for asset managers interested in timely, independent analysis and evidence-based research.

Before joining Oxford Economics in 2013, he gained work experiences in the research department of Deutsche Bank in the Economic and European policy issues team and at the Investment Bank division of UBS in the economic research team for Switzerland. Alessandro completed his MSc in Economics and Finance at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain) and a BSc in Economics from Bocconi University (Italy). He is fluent in English, German and Italian.

Alex Holmes
Alex Holmes

Senior Economist

Alex Holmes

Alex Holmes

Senior Economist

Singapore

Alex Holmes is focused on the economies of South and Southeast Asia, including detailed country-level analysis as well as research into broader regional trends. Alex has several years of experience in macroeconomic research, with more than half of that time focused on Asia. Prior to Oxford Economics, he spent much of his career at Capital Economics, following stints at ICAP, Barclays Bank and the UK Government Economics Service.

Alexandra Hermann

Senior Economist

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Alexandra Hermann

Senior Economist

London, United Kingdom

Alexandra is a Senior Economist on the Industry team where she is responsible for sectoral forecasts for the chemicals and pharmaceuticals industry and helps develop the team’s view on the global industrial outlook. She has also supported macroeconomic consulting projects such as developing scenario analyses for Accenture. Her role also involves contributing to bespoke industry consulting projects across a range of sectors such as chemicals, machinery, and energy.

Prior to joining Oxford Economics, Alexandra worked as an economic consultant for Cornerstone Research for over two years. At Cornerstone Research, she was involved in conducting qualitative research and quantitative analyses to support expert testimony in high-stakes litigation cases across a variety of sectors including energy, pharmaceuticals, and financial markets. Alexandra holds an MPhil in Economics from Oxford University and a BSc in Economics from the University of Mannheim. Alexandra is fluent in English and German.

Alicia Dean

Finance Executive

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Alicia Dean

Finance Executive

Oxford, United Kingdom

Alicia Dean is a Finance Executive, based in our Oxford, UK office. Alicia joined the team in September 2022.

She previously worked for an INGO in the not-for-profit/charity sector for 6 years before joining Oxford Economics. Alicia is a part-qualified accountant and is currently studying CIMA.

Alix de Raucourt

Business Development Manager

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Alix de Raucourt

Business Development Manager

Singapore

Business Development Manager

Amy McAlister
Amy McAlister

Lead Economist

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Amy McAlister

Amy McAlister

Lead Economist

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Amy McAlister is a Lead Economist at Oxford Economics in the EMEA macro consulting team and is based in Dubai. She is engaged in a variety of bespoke consultancy projects, including the creation of large-scale models and scenarios. She focuses on business in the Middle East, particularly on the macroeconomic outlook at forecast for the economy of Saudi Arabia. Amy has a range of experience managing projects for clients, with a specific focus on the UAE and KSA, including several customised macroeconomic models for government agencies.

Amy was the Richard King Scholar of Economics for Durham University, where she attained an MSc Economics with distinction. She also holds a BSc in Economics & Management from Aston University and completed a placement year with Oxford Economics as part of her degree. Amy then re-joined Oxford Economics in 2014 and has since held positions in the Macro Forecasting and Stress Testing, Scenarios and Financial Modelling teams in offices across the UK, US and Dubai.

Andrea Boltho

Non-executive Director

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Andrea Boltho

Non-executive Director

London, United Kingdom

Educated in Italy and at the Universities of London (LSE), Paris and Oxford. From 1966 to 1977 at the OECD’s Department of Economics and Statistics. In 1973-74 Japan Foundation Fellow at the Research Institute of the Economic Planning Agency, Tokyo. From 1977 to 2007, Fellow and Tutor in Economics at Magdalen College, University of Oxford.

Since 2008 Emeritus Fellow. At various stages, consultant to the World Bank, the OECD and member of the Academic Council of the IFO Institute, Munich, as well as Visiting Professor in various European universities. Has been a Member of the Board of Finmeccanica, is a Director of Oxford Economics and has lectured on world and European economic developments to various private sector corporations, including ABB, Anglo American, Arthur Andersen, FIAT, Ericsson, Generali, IBM, KPMG, Pirelli, Siemens, Stora Enso, Volvo, etc.

Andrew Goodwin

Chief UK Economist

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Andrew Goodwin

Chief UK Economist

London, United Kingdom

Andrew Goodwin is the Chief UK Economist at Oxford Economics. He is responsible for Oxford Economics’ UK macroeconomic forecasting and analytical content. Andrew regularly comments on the UK's economic outlook in print, online and broadcast media. Andrew has been with Oxford Economics since August 2008.

Before joining Oxford Economics, he spent three years working for Experian, where he managed the Regional Planning Service and produced UK macroeconomic forecasts from the national level down to local authorities. Before joining Experian, Andrew spent four years as a senior economist at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

Andrew Graham

Economist

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Andrew Graham

Economist

Belfast, United Kingdom

Andrew is an Economist at Oxford Economics and a member of the Cities and Regions Forecasting team. He primarily focuses on producing economic forecasts for the UK’s regions and local authority districts. Andrew joined Oxford Economics in June 2020 after graduating with a first-class honours degree in BSc Business Economics from Queen’s University Belfast.

He received the UTV Ltd. Award for best graduate in his course. During his time at university, he worked as a research assistant on an economic history academic study. Andrew also undertook a 12-month placement at Oxford Economics working in the Cities Consulting team.

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