Peter Warburton has worked as an applied economist in London since 1975, graduating from Warwick University with a Masters degree and gaining a doctorate from City University in 1988. He has worked in the academic and financial sectors in a variety of roles and is a frequent guest on radio and television programmes discussing the state of the UK economy. He founded Economic Perspectives in 1996.
He spent 15 years in the City of London as UK economist and economic adviser for the investment bank Robert Fleming and at Lehman Brothers. Previously, he worked as an economic researcher, forecaster and lecturer at the London and Cass Business Schools.
He has been a member of the IEA’s Shadow Monetary Policy Committee since its inception in 1997.
He is the author of Debt and Delusion subtitled 'Central Bank follies that threaten economic disaster’, a critical analysis of the uses and abuses of debt in the global financial system, first published in 1999.
He lectures on the Practical History of Financial Markets course, based at Heriot Watt Business School in Edinburgh and teaches occasionally on a postgraduate course at Cardiff Business School.
He has a part-time role as economist at Ruffer LLP, the asset manager, and is managing director of Halkin Services Ltd, an international risk analysis service.
Robert has worked as an economist since 1996, joining Economic Perspectives in September 2010. He has previously worked for Sumitomo Trust & Banking as a market economist covering the UK and Eurozone economies.
Robert has also worked for Schroders, an asset management company, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) and the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). He holds an MSc in Economics from Queen Mary & Westfield, University of London.
Robert takes a keen interest in financial markets and focuses on the macro picture in his research. His particular areas of interest are the Eurozone and Japan with an increasing curiosity for the Chinese market. In his years with Economic Perspectives, Robert has built on his understanding of the Japanese economy which he reports on each week. He has completed research projects on a wide variety of topics, including the US housing market, Japan’s financial stability and German inflation.
Graeme joined Economic Perspectives in March 2015 having recently returned from a year and a half in Singapore.
In his 15 years working as a professional economist, he has enjoyed previous positons at London South Bank University (LSBU) , Reading University, Centre for International Macroeconomics based at Oxford University and the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Outside of work Graeme enjoys running and being exercised by his three dogs!
Sylwia joined Economic Perspectives in June 2010, initially for a special summer project which involved organising the company's research material. She became a full-time team member in September 2010, and is responsible for team administration and acts as a research assistant, preparing data, charts and sourcing articles for the economists.
Prior to joining Economic Perspectives, she was a Clerical Assistant in the Income Tax Department in the Tax Office in Hrubieszow and achieved a Bachelor degree in Accounting and Finance at the College of Entrepreneurship and Administration in Lublin.