Simon Baptist
Chief Economist at the EIU

Simon Baptist is the Chief Economist at the EIU; responsible for providing intellectual leadership for the EIU’s coverage and ensuring that economic and political analysis and forecasts are the best available for international decision-makers, and for managing a global team of economists, consultants and editors. As Asia Managing Director for the EIU, he provides strategic management for the consultancy, research and executive briefing services of The Economist Group in Asia to assist governments to design and assess the impact of public policy and companies to drive successful strategy and operational performance in Asia.
Country Expertise
Asia: Afghanistan, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, North Korea, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam
2005 – 2008 - Oxford University, D.Phil. Economics, Economics;
2003 – 2005 - Oxford University, M.Phil. Economics, Economics;
1998 – 2002 - University of Tasmania, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Economics (First class Honours and University Medal), Mathematics and Analytical Economics.

Professional experience
2013 – Present (3 years) - Chief Economist - The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU);
December 2012 – Present (3 years 3 months)  - Regional Director, Asia -  The Economist Intelligence Unit, London, United Kingdom;
 September 2008 – November 2012 (4 years 3 months) - Principal - Vivid Economics.