Chief Economist and Director for Economics

Shamik Dhar

Shamik Dhar

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Biography

Shamik is the Chief Economist and Director for Economics at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (having started there in September 2014).

He has had 30 years experience as a professional economist, alternating between private and public sectors. He started at HM Treasury in the late 1980s, moving on in the 1990s to Oxford Economic Forecasting and the Bank of England (where he ran the UK forecast team and was a senior manager in Monetary Analysis). In 2000, he moved to Morley Fund Management, then in 2004 co-founded Fathom Consulting, a leading economics consultancy, before moving back into asset management with Aviva Investors in 2009.

Shamik has a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University, and a Masters in Economics from Queen Mary College, University of London.

Chief Economist and Director for Economics

The Chief Economist runs the economics unit. Their aim is to bring high quality economic analysis into the heart of foreign policy decision making, supported by a team of talented and dedicated economists who apply their skills to a wide range of foreign policy issues. The Chief Economist ensures their analysis is heard, acted upon and has the impact it deserves.