This webinar will assess the outlook for the global economy in 2020. The ACCA / IMA Q4 2019 Global Economic Conditions Survey (GECS) will be published in January and its key messages will be presented here. The major economies and regions will be covered with views expressed on the prospects for economic growth, inflation, likely policy developments, etc. In addition, the major risks to the economic outlook will be discussed including the effects of trade tensions, Brexit, and a slowing Chinese economy. The webinar is produced in partnership with Deloitte and will be co-presented by Michael Taylor, chief economist at ACCA, and Ian Stewart, chief economist at Deloitte. 


Michael Taylor, Chief Economist, ACCA

Michael authors the quarterly Global Economic Conditions Survey report. His interests include macroeconomic policy, political economy and industrial strategy. His experience covers diverse areas, such as econometric analysis, construction of lead indicators and policy formulation.

Michael has worked in numerous roles as an economist, including as an adviser to the UK government, at London city institutions and economic consultancies, at a policy think tank and at the Institute of Directors, where he was chief economist. He holds a master’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics. 

Ian Stewart, Partner and Chief Economist, Deloitte

At Deloitte, Ian advises clients on macroeconomics and financial market developments.Before joining Deloitte Ian spent 12 years as Chief Economist for Europe at the US investment bank, Merrill Lynch in London.

He previously worked as a special adviser in the UK government, as head of economics in the Conservative Party’s Research Department and as an economist with the Confederation of British Industry.

Ian was educated at the London School of Economics, Birkbeck College and Queen Mary College, London.