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Neil Shearing

Neil Shearing

Group Chief Economist, Capital Economics

Neil Shearing is Group Chief Economist at Capital Economics, the world’s leading independent macroeconomics and market research firm. 

Neil is a recognised expert on the global economy and travels regularly to meet clients and policymakers around the world. He is a well-known voice within the investment community and has written articles in the Financial Times and a number of other newspapers, as well as appearing regularly on TV and radio. His weekly note is read by thousands of people each Monday. 

Prior to becoming Group Chief Economist, Neil was Chief Emerging Markets Economist at Capital Economics, managing a team that won several awards for forecast accuracy. He also managed its New York office and traveled extensively within the Americas to meet clients and officials.  

Neil joined Capital Economics from HM Treasury where he worked as an Economic Adviser in various areas, including global economics, where he was responsible for briefing the UK Chancellor on developments in China’s economy. 

He holds degrees in Economics from the University of York and the University of London and is an Associate Fellow in the Global Economy Programme at Chatham House

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