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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 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.

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.

Alessandro Theiss

Associate Director

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Alessandro Theiss

Associate Director

London

Alessandro is also involved in expanding regulatory stress tests, including the BoE’s Annual Cyclical Scenario and EBA’s Adverse Macro-financial Scenario. He 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.

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.

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 P Goodwin

Director of Applied Economics, Europe & Middle East

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Andrew P Goodwin

Director of Applied Economics, Europe & Middle East

London

Andrew is Director of Applied Economics, Europe & Middle East, and is based in our London office.

Since joining Oxford Economics in 2013 Andrew has led studies across a range of subject areas for public and private sector clients. These include projects for the Global Infrastructure Hub and PwC to forecast global infrastructure needs; economic impact studies in the aviation, maritime and defence sectors; work for cultural institutions such as the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the British Library; analysing the impact of R&D support for clients including BEIS and the Centre for Process Innovation; and labour market studies for the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, the Department for Transport, and the Northern Ireland Department for Employment and Learning.

Before joining Oxford Economics, Andrew spent six years working as a Government economist at the Home Office and Department for Transport. Prior to that Andrew worked at DTZ Research and Consulting, where his responsibilities included analysing local economies and economic forecasting. Andrew holds an MSc in European Economic Integration from the University of Kent, where his dissertation analysed drivers of growth for European cities, and a BA in Economics with European Study from the University of Exeter.

Andy Logan

Director of Industry Consulting

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Andy Logan

Director of Industry Consulting

London

Andy Logan leads our Consultancy offer on different industries for clients. He undertakes studies forecasting the demand for company’s products, analysing the drivers of different industries growth, and assessing the size of different markets and industries. He also investigates the competitive pressures and opportunities facing industries now and in the future. Another area, where he has a keen interest is in studies assessing the demand and supply of labour for different industries and occupations, identifying potential skill shortages and implications for migration.

He has worked with clients in most industries, and in many countries of the world.

Prior to joining Oxford Economics, Andy worked in a variety of economist roles at the Bank of England for 15 years. His research focused on the labour market, commodity and producer prices, UK trade flows, and the performance of UK banks. He holds an MSc. and BA. degrees from the universities of London and Leicester.

Angel Talavera
Angel Talavera

Head of Europe Macro

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Angel Talavera

Angel Talavera

Head of Europe Macro

London

Ángel Talavera is Head of European Economics and is responsible for developing Oxford Economics' macro view on the region, as well as producing macroeconomic forecasts for Spain. He manages a team of 12 economists producing regional and country-specific thematic research on over 30 countries, as well as contributing to the editorial line of Oxford Economics globally. Angel's work also involves presenting the outlook to clients around the world and he is frequently quoted in international media.


Prior to joining Oxford Economics, Ángel spent over five years in two different stints as an economist at FocusEconomics, a Barcelona-based macroeconomic consulting firm. In between, he worked at Beazley Group, an insurance firm based in London, where he focused on country risk.

Anthony Light

Managing Director, City Services

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Anthony Light

Managing Director, City Services

London

Anthony Light is Managing Director of City Services at Oxford Economics. He specialises in sub-national economic forecasting and analysis and is responsible for overseeing and developing our global suite of city subscription services and consultancy projects. He leads our group of city and regional experts and is a member of Oxford Economics’ global Senior Management Team. Prior to joining Oxford Economics in 2008, Anthony was Head of Economics at Experian Business Strategies. Anthony graduated from the University of Surrey in 1999, where he obtained a BSc (Hons) in Economics and Sociology.

Anubhav Mohanty

Associate Director

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Anubhav Mohanty

Associate Director

London, United Kingdom

Anubhav Mohanty is an Associate Director in the Economic Impact Consulting team. He has led projects with clients across a range of industries helping them understand how economic trends and Government policy can affect their markets. Experience in the private sector includes work for Snapchat, Meta, Amazon, Visa, Accenture, and Bain, among others.

He has also worked with Governments helping them understand how policy changes can affect the wider economy. Experience in the public sector includes work for the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the UK Home Office, HMRC, and the Department for Transport.

Anubhav joined Oxford Economics in January 2018 with more than 7 years of experience in econometric analysis. Previously, Anubhav worked as an economist with Compass Lexecon and at PwC.

Anubhav has an MSc in Economics (Distinction) from the London School of Economics (LSE) where he also taught economics as a graduate teaching assistant.

Aoife Pearson

Business Development Manager

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Aoife Pearson

Business Development Manager

London, United Kingdom

Aoife works in Business Development for Oxford Economics’ Consulting division and is based in our London office. She is responsible for new business growth and the management of ongoing client relationships across various sectors and geographies. Prior to joining Oxford Economics in 2015, she held roles in Account Management and Marketing for a FTSE 100 company. Aoife holds a first-class degree in Geography from Newcastle University.

Aran Ryan

Director, Lodging Analytics, Tourism Economics

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Aran Ryan

Director, Lodging Analytics, Tourism Economics

Philadelphia

Aran Ryan is Director of Lodging Analytics at Tourism Economics, an Oxford Economics company. He is responsible for developing tools to help investors, operators, hotel brands, associations and destinations with strategic decisions.

Aran has over 20 years of consulting experience in lodging, casino gaming, vacation ownership, and destination development. Prior to joining Tourism Economics, he was a Director in the Hospitality & Leisure consulting practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). A graduate of Colby College, Aran earned an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Ben May

Director

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Ben May

Director

London

Ben May is a Director of Global Macroeconomic Research at Oxford Economics and is involved in the production and presentation of the company’s global macroeconomic views, with a leading role in our coverage of the advanced economies. Ben joined Oxford Economics in April 2014. He has over 15 years’ experience as a macro economist in the public and private sector and has over a decade’s expertise covering the Eurozone economy.

Before joining the Global Macro team, Ben worked on the Eurozone team at Oxford Economics. In addition to his working covering broad Eurozone issues he was also responsible for research on the ECB and Germany. Prior to joining Oxford Economics, Ben spent over six years at Capital Economics and was responsible for the coverage of the southern Eurozone economies throughout the Eurozone crisis. Before that, he spent seven years at the Bank of England, working in three divisions of the Monetary Analysis area of the Bank, which provides research and analysis for the Monetary Policy Committee. Ben has a BSc in Economics with Statistics from the University of Bristol and an MSc in Economics from University College London.

Ben Nicaudie

Chief Information Officer

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Ben Nicaudie

Chief Information Officer

Oxford

Ben is the CIO and Director of IT at Oxford Economics and responsible for global programmes of IT development and operations.

Ben joined Oxford Economics with over 25 years’ experience in the technology industry. He started his career as a Software Engineer having specialied in Data Science during his post-graduate studies in Medical Physics with IT at Aberdeen University. Before joining Oxford Economics, Ben's career was focused in the rapidly evolving energy sector, and he held senior leadership roles with major technology consultancies and data analytics firms. Ben has considerable experience working across the IT spectrum on change and innovation programmes.

Cátia Silva

Economist

Cátia Silva

Economist

London, United Kingdom

Cátia is an Economist on the Industry team where she supports bespoke industry consulting projects across a range of sectors such as energy, and construction, among others. She is also responsible for other projects like economic impact studies.

Prior to joining Oxford Economics, Cátia worked for over two years as an economist at the Economics and Research department at the Bank of Portugal, where she was involved in monitoring the Portuguese economy and conducting research in several different areas. She was also a teaching assistant at the Católica School of Business and Economics. Cátia holds both an MSc and a BSc in Economics from Nova School of Business and Economics. Cátia is fluent in English and Portuguese.

Charles Burton

Non-executive Director

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Charles Burton

Non-executive Director

London

Charles Burton joined Oxford Economics in April 2008 as the Director of Business Development and is currently the company's Executive Director. He is also a fellow and council member of the Society of Business Economists and non-executive Chairman of the Sofia Property Fund, an AIM-listed real estate fund, as well as a member of the Scottish Government's Economic Consultants Advisory Group.

Charles has had a long career in business economics. He was an economist for Beecham Pharmaceuticals, before joining the Confederation of British Industry in 1975. At the CBI, he ran the company's business surveys and economic forecasting teams. As Deputy Director of Economics, he was later responsible for the CBI's economic policy representations. Between 1985 and 1988, he was in charge of the economic forecasting and consultancy business of Wharton Econometrics (now part of IHS Global Insight) in the UK and Europe. In 1988, he was CEO and one of the founding directors of Business Strategies Ltd, a leading independent forecasting and consulting operation. After its acquisition by Experian in 2002, he was the global managing director for the company's Business Strategies division.

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