This webinar will assess the outlook for the global economy in the year ahead. The ACCA/IMA Q4 Global Economic Conditions Survey (GECS) will have just been published 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, and likely policy developments. Other topical economic issues, such as the effects of trade tensions and Brexit and the outlook for commodity prices and asset prices, will also be addressed. The webinar is to be co-presented by Michael Taylor, chief economist at ACCA, and Ian Stewart, chief economist at Deloitte.  


Michael Taylor, chief economist, ACCA

Michael Taylor leads ACCA’s policy view on economic analysis. 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 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, chief economist, Deloitte 

Ian Stewart is a partner and chief economist at Deloitte where he 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.