As 2019 drew to a close, IAA UK had an exclusive lunch with John Ferguson is the Director of Country Analysis at The Economist Intelligence Unit about the outlook for the year ahead.
A sought-after commentator, his engaging and confident delivery style helped to provide context to many global issues in an insightful and accessible way, supported by his 15 years in policy and economic analysis.
John is responsible for providing leadership and oversight for The EIU’s Country Analysis Division. He joined The EIU in 2010 and, most recently, he was the Global Forecasting Director. In that role, he was responsible for The EIU’s global economic and political analysis, as well as managing the publication of the monthly Global Outlook. Prior to this, he was a Senior Economist in The EIU’s Public Policy practice. This time involved research into many of the major factors impacting the global economy: climate change; geopolitics; FDI flows; artificial intelligence; and global employment patterns.
John holds a Master’s degree in International Economics from Sussex University where he specialised in macroeconomics and trade, and an Honours degree in Psychology from the Australian National University.