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Nariman Behravesh

IHS Markit

Senior Economic Advisor

Dr. Nariman Behravesh is Senior Economic Advisor at IHS Markit and author of Spin-Free Economics: A No-Nonsense, Nonpartisan Guide to Today's Global Economic Debates (McGraw-Hill). Until December 2020 he was Chief Economist, directing the entire economic forecasting process at IHS Markit and responsible for developing the economic outlook and risk analysis for the United States, Europe, Japan, China, and other emerging markets. He remains actively involved in the IHS Markit forecasting process.

Behravesh and his team were awarded the 2017 Lawrence R. Klein Blue Chip Forecast Accuracy Award. They have also been ranked as top forecasters by Consensus Economics, Bloomberg, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.

As the chief economics spokesperson at IHS Markit, Behravesh was quoted extensively in the media on such topics as the outlook for the U.S. and global economies, exchange rates, the budget deficit, the trade deficit, globalization, country risk, and sovereign debt crises.

Dr. Behravesh has been a featured speaker at many of the top global conferences each year, including IHS Markit CERA Week and the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Behravesh holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in economics from the University of Pennsylvania (where Nobel Laureate Lawrence R. Klein was his dissertation advisor), and a B.Sc. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has lived in Europe and the Middle East and is fluent in several languages. He travels extensively to Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

SESSIONS WITH Nariman Behravesh

Monday, 1 March

  • 12:20pm - 12:50pm / 01/mar/2021 05:20 pm - 01/mar/2021 05:50 pm

    General Session

    The Global Economic Outlook From IHS Markit’s Nariman Behravesh

    As the tumultuous year of 2020 came to a close, IHS Markit Senior Economic Advisor Nariman Behrevash was in no mood to celebrate despite the recent positive results in clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine. The second wave of COVID-19 surging in North America and Europe means “the downside risks to the near-term forecast have risen,” he wrote in late November. “Even before the recent surge in infections, IHS Markit economists were predicting growth would fade in the closing months of 2020 and the beginning of 2021. That fade is morphing into something worse. Once again, the near-term global economic outlook has worsened, and the most likely policy mix looks to be suboptimal.” Behravesh, who has spoken at every TPM since 2015, is consistently rated by attendees as among the most popular speakers on the agenda. He directs the entire economic forecasting process at IHS Markit and is responsible for developing the economic outlook and risk analysis for the US, Europe, Japan, China, and other emerging markets. He oversees the work of more than 400 professionals, located in North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa who cover economic, financial, and political developments in more than 200 countries. Behravesh and his team have received numerous awards, among them the 2017 Lawrence R. Klein Blue Chip Forecast Accuracy Award and top forecasters by Consensus Economics in 2013.