John Llewellyn is Open Vista's Chief Economist and a member of our Investment Committee. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Oxford and is a distinguished international economist specializing in macroeconomics, financial economics, and political economy.
John spent 13 years with Lehman Brothers in London, first theas Chief Economist for Europe, then as Global Chief Economist, and finally as Senior Economic Policy Advisor.
Prior to Lehman, he was Head of International Forecasting and Policy Analysis at the OECD - Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, in Paris, where he also was Editor of the OECD Economic Outlook, Deputy Director for Social Affairs and Education, and finally Chief of Staff to the OECD Secretary-General.
John was an advisor to the Bank of England and HM Treasury, and he is currently a member of the Office for Budget Responsibility, the Council of National Institute of Economic and Social Research, UK Secretary of State’s Panel on Monitoring the Economy, a Fellow of the Society of Business Economists, and Adjunct Professor at Imperial College, London.
John’s academic activities include nearly ten years as professor of Economics and Research Officer in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Cambridge, where he was also a Fellow of St. John’s College. Former activities include International Advisor to the Board of the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, President of the European Commission’s Group of Economic Analysis, member of the Council of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, member of the Investment Committee of St. John’s College (Cambridge University), member of the Commission on Britain and Europe of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, member of the Comité Consultatif, Observatoire Français des Conjonctures Economiques, in Paris, member of the Conseil Scientifique, Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques, in Paris, member of the Board of Graduate Studies, University of Cambridge, and lecturer in contemporary international economic policy at the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques, in Paris. John has published widely.
He co-founded Llewellyn Consulting, a firm specializing in top-down macroeconomic analysis.