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IoD Chief Economist James Sproule's Predictions for 2017

07 Mar 2017

James Sproule IoD chief economist speaking at 2017 predictions eventEach December we cast our minds forward to see if we can identify some trends or events for the next year, as well as making a few predictions of events that we view as likely, if not in the coming year, at some point in the next few. 

After a tumultuous year the UK finds itself facing a very different 2017. The IoD’s Chief Economist and Director of Policy, James Sproule, looked back at economic predictions made by the IoD policy team at the end of 2016, and considered what might be in store for the next 12 months both in the UK and across Europe. In 2016 we think we were right in three of our five predictions, giving us a score of 60 per cent. Our longer-term forecasts are once again yet to come to pass, but we maintain that they remain valid concerns for the future, and we have added a couple of new ones to the list. 

Full presentation here with predictions  

You can also find the write-up of the presentation in the Director Magazine

Alternatively, join James' webinar on 23 March 2017 as he looks back at economic predictions made by the IoD policy team last year, and considers what might be in store for the next 12 months both in the UK and across Europe.

Spaces on this webinar are limited and we anticipate that these will fill up quickly – please follow the instructions below to reserve your space.

  1. Register now using this link. After registering you will receive a confirmation email with a ‘join webinar’ link.
  2. Click the ‘join webinar’ link to join James at 12pm on Thursday 23rd March
  3. Need help getting  started? Check out this Quick Start Guide

James is Chief Economist and Director of Policy at the Institute of Directors. Prior to the IoD he was with Accenture, where he led their UK Research team. He started his financial career as a merchant bank economist working with Bankers Trust, Deutsche Bank and Dresdner Kleinwort, and eventually helped to found the boutique bank Augusta and Company. Before embarking on a career in finance, James was a signals officer in the Royal Navy, where he remains an honorary Lieutenant Commander. James Sproule stood for Parliament at the 2005 general election and was for seven years a visiting fellow in the Department of Management Economics at the London School of Economics.

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