John Ferguson is the head of the globalisation, trade and finance practice at the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). He leads the EIU’s strategic efforts focused on globalisation across sectors and geographies. A sought-after commentator, his delivery style provides context to global issues in an insightful and accessible way, supported by his 15 years in policy and economic analysis.
Previously, as director of macroeconomics, he guided the EIU’s global economic analysis across 200 countries. Before this, he was the director of country analysis and global forecasting. A trained economist, he has a breadth of research experience using econometrics, macroeconomic analysis and political-economy analysis. His research has covered many of the major factors affecting the global economy: climate change, geopolitics, flows of foreign direct investment, artificial intelligence and global employment patterns.
Mr Ferguson holds a master’s degree in international economics from the University of Sussex, where he specialised in macroeconomics and trade, and an honours degree in psychology from the Australian National University.