Dr. Nariman Behravesh
Dr. Nariman Behravesh is Chief Economist of IHS Markit and author of Spin-Free Economics: A No-Nonsense, Nonpartisan Guide to Today's Global Economic Debates (McGraw-Hill). Directing the entire economic forecasting process at IHS Markit, he is responsible for developing the economic outlook and risk analysis for the United States, Europe, Japan, China and other emerging markets.
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 is 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 is a featured speaker at many of the top global conferences each year, including IHS Markit CERAWeek 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.