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Elisabeth Waelbroeck-Rocha

IHS Markit

Vice President & Chief International Economist

Elisabeth heads a team of 160 economists responsible for IHS Markit’s Economic and Financial Data, International Economic Forecasts, Country, Banking and Sovereign Risk Analyses, Modeling and Scenario quantification, and Applied Economic Consulting. She joined IHS Markit in 2012 to develop the next-generation econometric model designed to quantify the economic impacts of shocks and policy changes at the macro and sector levels.

Between 2000 and 2012, Elisabeth Waelbroeck-Rocha was Chief Economist and Vice-President of BIPE, a French consulting company. Prior to that, she worked 15 years at Standard & Poor’s DRI, a predecessor of IHS Global Insight, where she was Chief European Economist and Research Director for Europe.

Dr. Elisabeth Waelbroeck-Rocha holds a Ph.D. in Economics and a Masters degree in Econometrics from the University of Brussels, Belgium. She worked two years as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Manitoba, in Canada, after starting her career working for Project Link led by Nobel Prize winner Laurence Klein.  

Sessions With Elisabeth Waelbroeck-Rocha

Tuesday, 25 May

  • 11:45am - 12:15pm (EST) / 25/may/2021 03:45 pm - 25/may/2021 04:15 pm

    General Session

    The Global Economic Outlook From IHS Markit: Not Out of the Woods

    It's been more than a year since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and while optimism is now stirring as vaccines are more widely distributed, IHS Markit Chief International Economist Elisabeth Waelbroeck-Rocha cautions that the pace of recovery remains uncertain. Even beyond the pandemic, numerous risks cloud the global economic outlook, including fractious geopolitics, the threat of inflation, potential supply chain disruptions, and debt sustainability — or the lack thereof. An unfolding global integration of ESG (environmental, social, and governance) criteria into business and policy decision-making have major implications for the future of the global economy, as well as for global trade. Waelbroeck-Rocha, who has worked with many public and private sector organizations, including the European Commission, and is an expert on public policy and the effects of external economic shocks, will discuss the short- and medium-term implications of these uncertainties on global business activity, investment, and trade.