John Llewellyn (Global Chief Economist at Lehman Brothers 2008) – Forecasting in Times of Economic Uncertainty

Main Lecture Theatre, Old Divinity School, St John’s College

John Llewellyn, Global Chief Economist at Lehman Brothers ’08 and former Head of Forecasting at OECD, will be speaking about ‘Forecasting in Times of Economic Uncertainty’.

How has forecasting changed since the financial crisis?
What do economists do if their models are wrong?
How reliable are forecasts these days, and how can we best interpret them?

John Llewellyn is Partner and Co-Founder of Llewellyn Consulting. Before, he was Global Chief Economist and Senior Economic Policy Advisor at Lehman Brothers. This followed almost twenty years at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, where variously he was Head of International Forecasting and Policy Analysis, editor of the OECD Economic Outlook, Deputy Director for Social Affairs, Manpower and Education, and finally Chef de Cabinet to the Secretary-General. Prior to that he spent nearly ten years at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Cambridge, and he was also a Fellow of St. John’s College. In 1974 he was appointed Assistant Director of Research in the Faculty of Economics.

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