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Debra D’Agostino

Managing Director, Thought Leadership; Co-Managing Director, Oxford Economics USA

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Debra D’Agostino

Managing Director, Thought Leadership; Co-Managing Director, Oxford Economics USA

New York

Debra D'Agostino founded Oxford Economics’ Thought Leadership division in 2011 and serves as its managing director. She oversees a global team of editors, researchers and analysts who conduct ground-breaking research programs in partnership with the world’s most forward-looking organizations, on topics ranging from business transformation, emerging technology, diversity and inclusion, talent and leadership to risk management and corporate finance. Debra also leads Oxford Economics’ global consulting business development team, serves as co-managing director for the firm’s operations in the Americas, and is a member of Oxford Economics’ global Senior Management Team.

Debra joined the firm from the Economist Intelligence Unit, the research arm of the Economist Group, where she led the company's business research department for the Americas. Prior to the EIU, she served as an editor and writer at CIO Insight, the award-winning business and technology strategy journal she helped launch at Ziff Davis Media in 2001. She holds a bachelor of science in journalism from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

Edward Cone
Edward Cone

Editorial Director, Thought Leadership

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Edward Cone

Edward Cone

Editorial Director, Thought Leadership

New York

Editorial Director Edward Cone oversees global research programs for our Thought Leadership group. As Technology Practice Lead he works with clients such as Google, Accenture, IBM, SAP, and many others. His areas of focus include Artificial Intelligence, the impact of technology on business performance, and healthcare organizations.

Edward joined the firm in 2012 after more than two decades as a business and technology journalist based in New York, Paris, and North Carolina, including stints as an editor and writer at various Ziff Davis magazines (CIO Insight, Baseline), a contributing editor at Wired, and a staff writer at Forbes.

Edward also wrote a weekly newspaper opinion column for many years in his hometown of Greensboro, NC and authored a semi-popular blog. He has contributed to a bewildering variety of magazines and papers on topics ranging from politics to rock climbing and was a frequent speaker and organizer at new media conferences across the country. Honors for his work include the 2020 Rybczynski Prize, awarded for the best essay on economics by Society of Professional Economists, and various awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and the North Carolina Press Association. He has a BA from Haverford College.

Erica Okone

Sales Administration Manager

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Erica Okone

Sales Administration Manager

Erica Okone is the Sales Administration Manager, based in our New York office.

Erica joined the team in September 2010. For the past ten years, Erica had been working in sales administration. She is responsible for US client service management, conference planning, contract tracking, and invoicing. Erica spent 10 years earlier in her career in the not-for-profit sector, and has a BA from DePauw University.

George Armitage
George Armitage

Managing Director, Global Real Estate & Specialist Markets Group

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George Armitage

George Armitage

Managing Director, Global Real Estate & Specialist Markets Group

London

George is responsible for managing and co-ordinating Oxford’s Global Real Estate division including all sales, product development and business strategy. George also heads up Oxford’s Specialist Markets Group, focusing on global growth across Oxford’s Tourism, BIS and NKC economic business groups.

George is a member of the senior management committee and has spent 9 years with Oxford, after joining in 2012 to set up its real estate division. His main responsibilities include growing Oxford Economics’ presence within the real estate sector throughout EMEA, Asia and the Americas.

Prior to joining Oxford Economics, George held roles with Real Capital Analytics (RCA) as Director of Business Development EMEA, Manager at CoStar UK and as an Associate for Savills Plc.
George is a member of the Society of Property Researchers (SPR), US Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) Research Affinity Group, The Investment Property Forum (IPF), Urban Land Institute (ULI) and Old Harrovian Property Club (OHPC).

George studied at Zurich International Business School, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Northumbria University (UK).

Graeme Harrison

Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Macroeconomic consultancy

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Graeme Harrison

Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Macroeconomic consultancy

London

Graeme Harrison is Head of Oxford Economics’ Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Macroeconomic Consultancy. Previously Graeme was Associate Director in Oxford Economics’ Economic Impact and Cities Team. Graeme has managed large-scale macroeconomic modelling and economic consulting projects across the globe for public and corporate clients such as the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the Abu Dhabi Department for Economic Development, Indonesia’s state planning agency Bappenas, the UK Department for International Development and the Big Four professional services firms.

Graeme also currently manages Oxford Economics’ African and Middle East Cities Forecasting Service and led the development of the Global Cities Forecasting Service covering the world’s largest 750+ cities. Graeme’s areas of specialism include macroeconomic model building, international development and education & skills.

Graeme has also previously acted as a macroeconomic technical advisor to finance ministries in Uganda and South Sudan. Prior to joining Oxford Economics in 2006, Graeme spent two years as a Senior Economist working for the Ugandan Ministry of Finance through the distinguished Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Fellowship Programme.

Graeme graduated from Queen’s University in 2002 with a first-class honours degree in Finance and received the Financial Times award for outstanding performance. Graeme later obtained an MSc Finance with distinction, also from Queen’s.

Hamilton Galloway

Head of Consultancy, Americas

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Hamilton Galloway

Head of Consultancy, Americas

New York

Hamilton Galloway joined Oxford Economics in 2014 as Head of US Consultancy - a team focused heavily on developing quality, customized research, analysis and impact modeling services for a range of private and public organizations. Prior to joining Oxford Economics, Mr. Galloway worked nearly seven years as an economist, senior consultant and manager at Economic Modeling Specialists Int (EMSI), a data and analytic company based in the US.

Mr. Galloway's work included building a consultancy presence in the US, conducting bespoke economic and labour market research and engaging public and private sector clients. In 2013/14 he lived and worked in the UK as a senior consultant, focusing on developing data-driven, decision-making analytics and reports for use across public entities and education. He has authored numerous reports, publications, as well as economic development user guides and even a textbook chapter.

Helen McDermott
Helen MCDermott

Director of Global Forecasting, Tourism Economics

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Helen McDermott

Helen MCDermott

Director of Global Forecasting, Tourism Economics

Belfast

Helen is a Lead Economist within Tourism Economics, with more than a decade of experience in economic modelling and consultancy.

She specializes in tourism forecasting, tourism economic impact analysis including Tourism Satellite Account analysis and providing bespoke scenario analysis which caters to a range of client needs. She also manages the Global Travel Service (GTS) and Global City Travel (GCT) services, which provide timely forecasts of bilateral tourism flow across 185 countries and 300 cities, as well as other core tourism indicators including overnight stays and tourism spending.

In addition to her regular forecasting work, Helen also plays a lead role in Tourism Economic’ consultancy services. Key projects that Helen has been involved in include the Oxford Economics Economic Impact Research, produced on behalf of the World Travel & Tourism Company which measures the contribution of the travel & tourism sector to the wider economy across 185 countries worldwide. Helen is also responsible for producing quarterly forecasts for the hotel industry across a range of markets in Europe, the Middle East and Asia in partnership with STR. Further, Helen plays a lead role in providing ongoing support ranging across a spectrum of tourism initiatives with Qatar Tourism Authority, which includes providing forecasts of travel demand to Qatar and detailed accommodation forecasting to aid QTA in developing key policy initiatives.

Henry Worthington

Associate Director

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Henry Worthington

Associate Director

London

Henry Worthington is an Associate Director in Oxford Economics’ consultancy division managing a team of economists in London across a diverse range of projects featuring economic impact modelling, macroeconomic modelling and forecasting and scenario analysis.

He joined Oxford Economics in September 2008, originally as part of the global macroeconomics team. As part of the macro team Henry assumed forecasting responsibility for a number of countries including Russia, Poland and Hungary. In May 2010, Henry moved to the consultancy team. He has since lead and managed a wide range of projects notably an evaluation of the economic benefits of unconventional oil and gas extraction in Tunisia, research into the economic impact of hotel investments on behalf of the IFC, building a macroeconomic model for forecasting and scenario analysis in Abu Dhabi and developing a macroeconomic model to assess the implications of the introduction of VAT in the Bahamas.

Henry was educated at the University of Cambridge, where he gained a first-class degree in Economics, becoming the William Stone Scholar of Economics, and an MPhil in Modern Society and Global Transformations.

Innes
Innes McFee

Managing Director of Macro and Investor Services

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Innes

Innes McFee

Managing Director of Macro and Investor Services

London

Innes McFee is Managing Director of Macro and Investor Services, based in London. Innes oversees the activities of the Macro & Investor Services teams globally, including the Global Macro Forecast and Global Macro Service.

Innes joined Oxford Economics in 2017 after 6 years at Lloyds Banking Group as a Senior Economist. At Lloyds Innes was responsible for the economic scenarios underpinning the Group’s internal planning and stress testing; analysis of key risks; and developing Lloyds’ approach to multiple economic scenarios for IFRS9. In addition, Innes’ role included developing the Group’s capability in modelling macroeconomic fundamentals and UK banking markets and advising the Group Corporate Treasury on financial market developments.

Prior to joining Lloyds Innes was an Economic Advisor at HM Treasury where his roles included management of the UK’s foreign currency reserves; US economist; and G20 macroeconomic policy advisor. Innes has a first class undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Durham and a MSc in Economics from Warwick University.

Jacques Nel

Head of Africa Macro

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Jacques Nel

Head of Africa Macro

Cape Town

Jacques is the head of Africa Macro at Oxford Economics Africa. He manages the company’s macroeconomic subscription services. Jacques joined the company in 2013 and his research interests include risk assessment and the drivers behind development.

James Lambert

Director of Economics

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James Lambert

Director of Economics

Singapore

James is the Director of Oxford Economics’ economic consulting services in Asia.

James moved to this role from Oxford Economics’ London office, where he headed up a team dedicated to exploring the economic impact of technology. He delivered high profile studies on the growth of the digital economy, the impact of automation and the implications for the labour market.

Prior to joining Oxford Economics, James spent over six years in the Government Economics Service. He worked in economics teams of the Cabinet Office, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for Transport. There, he gained experience in microeconomic analysis and impact assessment as well as international macroeconomics, economic risk analysis and energy security. In the FCO, James spent three years working on economic issues in East and South East Asia. He also previously worked for the International Labour Organization.

Javier Corominas

Director of Global Macro Strategy

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Javier Corominas

Director of Global Macro Strategy

London

Javier Corominas is Director of Global Macro Strategy at Oxford Economics. He is co-responsible for global strategic asset allocation as well the tactical calls across all asset classes. Additionally, he has a significant focus on providing thematic macro strategy research to generate actionable investment advice for asset allocators, portfolio managers and corporate Treasurers.

Javier is a senior macro and multi-asset investment strategist with over 16 years' experience in active portfolio management as well as in independent macro research.

He has a background in macro-economic modelling and forecasting, portfolio optimization and risk budgeting, asset allocation (SAA and TAA), relative value models and global thematic investment research. This is coupled with a demonstrable track record in drawing conclusions for key asset markets, and developing profitable trade and investment strategies in FX, rates and the liquid asset classes.

Prior to re-joining Oxford Economics, he was a Director and Head of Research at Record Currency Management, one of the largest institutional currency managers in the world, with pension funds, insurance companies, family offices and private equity houses as clients globally.

Javier is regular commentator on currency, fixed income and broader global macro themes in the financial media/press and a regular speaker and presenter at global investment conferences and fora.

Javier holds both a First-Class Degree and an M. Phil in Economics from Cambridge University. He has a keen interest in world history and all manner of racquet sports, and is also fluent in Spanish and French.

Jeremy Leonard

Director of Global Industry Services

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Jeremy Leonard

Director of Global Industry Services

London

Jeremy Leonard is responsible for overseeing the work of the industry forecasting team and managing the operation and output of Oxford Economics’ 74-country, 100-sector Global Industry Model as well as related consultancy work.

Jeremy’s knowledge and past experience span a broad range, including competitiveness and offshoring/reshoring, commodity price modelling, and applied economic research on sectors ranging from biotech to heavy manufacturing to telecoms. In addition to numerous recurring bespoke sales and output forecasts for industries as diverse as machine tools and consumer packaging, recent consulting assignments have included the drivers of competitiveness in the chemical sector, forward-looking analyses of high-growth sectors across a range of emerging economies, and the ways in which digital technologies are transforming economic activity across manufacturing and service sectors.

Prior to joining Oxford Economics, Jeremy ran his own consulting firm based in Montreal, Canada providing a variety of economic analysis and forecasting services related to commodity prices, competitiveness, and the Canadian and US economic outlooks for the Washington, DC-based Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, as well as serving as economic research director for the Montreal-based Institute for Research on Public Policy.

Born and raised in Washington, DC, Jeremy was educated at the University of Pennsylvania and McGill University, where he received his MA in Economics summa cum laude.

Johanna Neuhoff
Johanna Neuhoff

Associate Director of Economic Consulting, Continental Europe

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Johanna Neuhoff

Johanna Neuhoff

Associate Director of Economic Consulting, Continental Europe

Berlin

Johanna Neuhoff is Associate Director for economic consulting services in Continental Europe. She is an expert evaluating the impact of policy changes, in forecasting and scenario building as well as in economic impact assessment. Her extensive knowledge in the real estate, housing, mobility/transport, and green economy sector helped her in leading several complex and international consulting projects for public and private clients such as the Ministry of Justice and consumer protection (BMJV), the Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), German Music Industry Association (BVMI), Association of the German Automobile Industry (VDA) and the Association of private building societies (Verband der Privaten Bausparkassen e.V.).

Prior to Oxford Economics, Johanna Neuhoff worked at DIW Econ, the consultancy firm of the German Institute for Economic Research, at GESI Gesellschaft für Systeminnovation mbH – a consultancy firm focused on green transformation projects in the field of mobility – and empirica ag – one of the leading German research and consultancy institute for urban and regional economics. Johanna Neuhoff holds a Diploma with a focus on social and political sciences in Economics from the University of Potsdam, Germany, and a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin, USA, - both degrees with special distinction.

John Walker

Chairman

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John Walker

Chairman

Oxford

John Walker is Chairman of Oxford Economics, which he founded in 1981.

From 1973 to 1977, John worked in the UK Treasury, where he became an economic adviser in the short-term forecasting division. He then worked for the consultancy arm of The Economist Newspaper, before becoming a Special Adviser to the EEC Commission in Brussels in 1980, where he was co-ordinator of forecasts for all the EEC countries and related forecasts for the US and Japan.

John returned to the UK in 1983 to work full-time for Oxford Economic Forecasting. He has headed Oxford's move into international forecasting, developing strong links with economists around the world and co-ordinating the development of the PC versions of the Oxford models that are now widely used in the UK and the rest of the world. As well as being a much-respected commentator on global economic prospects, John leads major consultancy projects with government departments and multinational companies from Europe and the United States on issues ranging from international capital flows to developments in the Middle East economies.

Kathy Bostjancic
Kathy Bostjancic

Chief US Economist

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Kathy Bostjancic

Kathy Bostjancic

Chief US Economist

New York, United States

Kathy Bostjancic is the Chief US Economist at Oxford Economics. She is responsible for forecasting and assessing the US macroeconomic outlook and how it will influence Federal Reserve monetary policy and financial markets.

Kathy has extensive experience providing insightful global economic and financial market analysis to investors and Fortune 500 business leaders. She has a deep understanding of the workings of the U.S. economy, monetary and fiscal policy, and the collective impact on markets, acquired through her years as a financial market economist.

Kerry Houston
Kerry Houston

Associate Director of Cities and Regions

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Kerry Houston

Kerry Houston

Associate Director of Cities and Regions

Belfast

Kerry is an Associate Director at Oxford Economics, leading a team of economists who specialise in UK sub-national economic analysis and forecasting. She is a widely respected expert on local and regional model development and is responsible for coordinating the UK regional and local authority forecasts. Kerry graduated in 2002 with a degree in Economics from the University of Ulster, Jordanstown. She later obtained an MSc in Applied Economics from the University of Ulster in 2008.

Leonardo Loffler
Leonardo Loffler

Associate Director, Business Development, Mid-Atlantic

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Leonardo Loffler

Leonardo Loffler

Associate Director, Business Development, Mid-Atlantic

Washington, DC

As one of our most perennial employees, Leonardo heads up our East Coast Account Direction and new opportunities in various corporate, government and non-profit sectors, with over 20 years of experience in the Industry.


Leonardo holds a BA in International Relations & German with study and working experiences in Argentina, Germany, Spain and the US.


Prior to joining Oxford Economics, Leonardo worked for other organizations with the responsibility of looking over all of EMEA in many different Industries.


He is a native Spanish and English speaker with a good knowledge of German and Italian.

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