Pantheon Macroeconomics - Ian Shepherdson's mission is to present complex economic ideas in a clear, understandable and actionable manner to financial market professionals. He has worked in and around financial markets for more than 20 years, developing a strong sense for what is important to investors, traders, salespeople and risk managers.

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Ian Shepherdson

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Ian Shepherdson is the 2014 winner of the Wall Street Journal’s annual U.S. economic forecasting competition, having previously won the contest in 2003. His mission is to present complex economic ideas in a clear, understandable and actionable manner to financial market professionals. He has worked in and around financial markets for more than 20 years, developing a strong sense for what is important to investors, traders, salespeople and risk managers.

His ability to make robust, non-consensus calls and to defend his views with hard analysis has earned him a consistent following in the markets and plaudits from the media over many years. Dr. Shepherdson has been lauded in the New York Times as "consistently right" and the Edmonton Journal calls him an "especially astute observer" of the U.S. economic scene. The London Times labelled him one of “the best economists in the City".

In recent years, Dr. Shepherdson was one of the very first analysts to predict - as early as the fall of 2005 - that a crash in the U.S. housing market would drive the economy into recession, and that a full recovery would take many years. Before that, he warned that the Fed would mistakenly adopt ultra-accommodative policy after the invasion of Iraq, and that this policy would be maintained for too long, eventually leading to inflation pressure.

Before establishing Pantheon Macroeconomics, Ian Shepherdson was the Chief U.S. Economist for High Frequency Economics. From 1996 to 1998 he was the Chief Economist, U.S.A., for HSBC, based in New York. From 1990 through 1996 Ian was based in London, latterly as the Chief U.K. Economist for HSBC.

Ian earned a PhD in Economics and a BSc in Banking and Finance from Loughborough University.

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