David B. Smith, Chief Economist

January 11, 2011 4:58 PM

David B. Smith studied Economics at Trinity College, Cambridge and the University of Essex in the 1960s. He has since been employed at the Bank of England, the Royal Bank of Scotland, National Westminster Bank, Cambridge Econometrics, the London Business School and the London stock brokers Williams de Broë.

David is currently a Visiting Professor in Business and Economic Forecasting at the University of Derby, chairman of the IEA Shadow Monetary Policy Committee, and a visiting lecturer at the Cardiff University Business School. He was also a member of the Economics Board of the Council for National Academic Awards in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

David has written articles on economic forecasting, economics websites, monetary economics and European Monetary Union, as well as on public spending and economic performance.

He is perhaps best known for his quarterly macroeconomic model of the international and UK economies, which has existed since the early 1980s, and whose forecasts are now published under the name ‘Beacon Economic Forecasting'.David B. Smith studied Economics at Trinity College, Cambridge and the University of Essex in the 1960s. He has since been employed at the Bank of England, the Royal Bank of Scotland, National Westminster Bank, Cambridge Econometrics, the London Business School and the London stock brokers Williams de Broë.

David is currently a Visiting Professor in Business and Economic Forecasting at the University of Derby, chairman of the IEA Shadow Monetary Policy Committee, and a visiting lecturer at the Cardiff University Business School. He was also a member of the Economics Board of the Council for National Academic Awards in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

David has written articles on economic forecasting, economics websites, monetary economics and European Monetary Union, as well as on public spending and economic performance.

He is perhaps best known for his quarterly macroeconomic model of the international and UK economies, which has existed since the early 1980s, and whose forecasts are now published under the name ‘Beacon Economic Forecasting'.

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