Economic Research Company | Capital Economics

Capital Economics is one of the leading independent economic research companies in the world. Our large team of more than 60 experienced economists provides award-winning macroeconomic, financial market and sectoral analysis, forecasts and consultancy, from offices in London, New York, Toronto, and Singapore.

Founded in 1999, we have gained an enviable reputation for original and insightful analysis, and have built up a diverse and distinguished client base. The majority are in the financial sector, including some of the world’s largest investment banks and wealth managers, as well as smaller and more specialist firms. But we also have a growing number of corporate clients from a wide range of sectors and industries, and many relationships with governments and central banks, both in advanced and emerging economies.

Our publications are packaged into a wide range of services from which subscribers can choose according to their needs (and budgets). These include overview services covering the global economy and financial markets, as well as country and regional services producing detailed research for the US, Canada, Latin America, the UK, Western Europe, the Nordic countries and Switzerland, Emerging Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Emerging Asia, China, India, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. In addition, we offer three Commodities services (an overview service and dedicated coverage of Energy and of Metals) and a suite of Property services (covering the residential markets in the US and the UK and the commercial markets in the UK and Europe).

Our economists are available for personal contact via telephone and email, and for presentations and webinars. We also host regular seminars for clients in major centres in North America, Europe and Asia. In addition, we undertake bespoke projects and consultancy.

Bob Dowson steps down as Capital Economics CEO

After four years as CEO of Capital Economics, Bob Dowson has stepped down. Following his diagnosis with a long-term health related issue earlier this year, Bob has decided it is time to step-aside, focus on his health and let the Company search for a new full-time CEO.  Bob’s leadership and energy have contributed much to the development of the business and the Board is grateful to him for the significant impact he has had, leading the 2018 management buyout and establishing the platform for the next phase of the Company’s growth.  A search for a new Chief Executive Officer will be conducted.  In the interim, the Senior Management Team of Neil Shearing (Chief Economist), Marcus Gault (Commercial Director) and Graham Elton (Chairman) will assume overall executive responsibility, reporting to the Board.  Bob will continue to support the Senior Management Team to ensure a strong handover with minimal disruption and will be retained by the Company in an ongoing advisory role.

Commenting on the departure of Bob Dowson in today’s official statement, Graham Elton (Chairman) said: “On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Bob for his hard work, personal commitment and dedication to Capital Economics over the past four years.  We wish him well in his recovery and every success for the future.”

Bob Dowson said: “I would like to say an enormous thank you to all at Capital Economics for your hard work, your support, your ideas and your enthusiasm during my leadership. I look forward to continuing to support the business in every way that my health allows.”

The Board wish Bob well in his recovery and every success for the future.

The Board