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Erik F. Nielsen
Group Chief Economist
Global Head of CIB Research
UniCredit Bank, London
Moore House - MRE
120 London Wall
UK-EC2Y 5ET London
United Kingdom
+44 207 826-1765

Erik Fossing Nielsen is Group Chief Economist and Global Head of CIB Research at UniCredit Group, as well as chairman of the Group Investment Committee.  In these roles Erik is responsible for forming and communicating the independent research views on macroeconomic and policy issues, markets and asset allocation, under the UniCredit banner.

Prior to joining UniCredit in September 2011, Erik worked for fifteen years as an economist at Goldman Sachs in New York and London, where his most recent role was Chief European Economist overseeing the European and CEE economics teams.  Before joining Goldman Sachs he spent ten years in Washington DC working as an economist for the IMF and World Bank in various capacities, including as country economist for Russia and Turkey, and as a debt expert working on sovereign debt workouts around the world. 

Erik started his career as an economist at the Danish Central Bank in Copenhagen, where he worked mostly on European economic and exchange rate issues.  He also taught for two years at the Copenhagen Business School. He holds a graduate degree in Economics from the University of Copenhagen.

Erik is one of the most frequently quoted economists in the financial media, and appears regularly as guest host and commentator on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, CNN and other channels.

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f176a688a9b6d2e4eb04db01a0004ec260fe50f8e0b15e17b1f37050f368b2e1;;[{"layout":"detailed","uid":23625,"publicationDate":"18 Oct 20","emaObject":{"protectedFileLink":"https:\/\/www.research.unicredit.eu\/DocsKey\/economics_docs_2020_178211.ashx?EXT=pdf&KEY=C814QI31EjqIm_1zIJDBJBa9DS-RyP7KSChJwg2b01Y=&T=1","protectedFileLinkDe":"https:\/\/www.research.unicredit.eu\/DocsKey\/economics_docs_2020_178211.ashx?EXT=pdf&KEY=C814QI31EjqIm_1zIJDBJBa9DS-RyP7KSChJwg2b01Y=&T=1","protectedFileLinkIt":"https:\/\/www.research.unicredit.eu\/DocsKey\/economics_docs_2020_178211.ashx?EXT=pdf&KEY=C814QI31EjqIm_1zIJDBJBa9DS-RyP7KSChJwg2b01Y=&T=1"},"title":"Chief Economist\u00b4s Comment - Sunday Wrap","titleDe":"Sunday Wrap: Kurzzusammenfassung","titleIt":"Sunday Wrap: Breve riassunto","product":"Chief Economist's Comment","synopsis":"<p><ul class=\"ucrBullets\"><li> On Brexit, I don\u2019t know if we\u2019ll get a deal before year-end, but I\u2019m convinced that one day we will get one. In the meantime, so much damage has been done to the UK\u2019s reputation \u2013 and unnecessary cost has been added to businesses because of the uncertainty.<\/p><\/li><\/ul><p><ul class=\"ucrBullets\"><li> Turning to the main topic of the IMF meetings, the second wave of the pandemic, I\u2019ll argue that the risk it poses to the (rather commonly agreed) GDP outlook may be relatively limited, but it still calls for urgent additional national fiscal support\u2026<\/p><\/li><\/ul><p><ul class=\"ucrBullets\"><li> and I\u2019ll summarise why you don\u2019t need to worry about the additional public debt.<\/p><\/li><\/ul>","synopsisDe":"<p class=\"ucrIndent\"><p><em>Publikation nur auf Englisch verf\u00fcgbar<\/em><\/p><\/p><p><ul class=\"ucrBullets\"><li> In Sachen Brexit wei\u00df ich nicht, ob ein Abkommen vor Jahresende zustande kommt, doch bin ich \u00fcberzeugt, dass dies eines Tages geschehen wird. In der Zwischenzeit hat Gro\u00dfbritanniens Ruf sehr gro\u00dfen Schaden genommen \u2013 und Unternehmen m\u00fcssen wegen der Unsicherheiten unn\u00f6tige Kosten tragen.<\/p><\/li><\/ul><p><ul class=\"ucrBullets\"><li> Zum Hauptthema der IWF-Tagung \u2013 die zweite Welle der Pandemie \u2013 werde ich argumentieren, dass sie auf den BIP-Ausblick (\u00fcber den weitgehend Einigkeit besteht) relativ begrenzte Auswirkungen haben wird, zus\u00e4tzliche fiskalpolitische Unterst\u00fctzung auf nationaler Ebene aber dennoch dringend erforderlich ist\u2026<\/p><\/li><\/ul><p><ul class=\"ucrBullets\"><li> und ich werde zusammenfassen, warum die zus\u00e4tzliche \u00f6ffentliche Verschuldung kein Grund zur Sorgen ist.<\/p><\/li><\/ul>","synopsisIt":"<p class=\"ucrIndent\"><p><em>Pubblicazione disponibile solo in inglese<\/em><\/p><\/p><p class=\"v1mibbullet\"><ul class=\"ucrBullets\"><li> Riguardo alla Brexit, non so se arriveremo a un accordo prima di fine anno, ma sono convinto che prima o poi ci arriveremo. Nel frattempo, \u00e8 stato fatto un danno enorme alla reputazione del Regno Unito - e le imprese hanno dovuto subire un aggravio di costi inutile a causa dell'incertezza.<\/p><\/li><\/ul><p class=\"v1mibbullet\"> <ul class=\"ucrBullets\"><li> Passando all'argomento principale delle riunioni del FMI, ossia la seconda ondata della pandemia, \u00e8 mia opinione che il rischio che la stessa pone per le prospettive del PIL (sulle quali vi \u00e8 diffusa concordanza) potrebbe essere relativamente limitato, ma richiede ancora un ulteriore urgente sostegno fiscale a livello nazionale...<\/p><\/li><\/ul><p class=\"v1mibbullet\"><ul class=\"ucrBullets\"><li> Riassumer\u00f2 infine perch\u00e9 non ci si deve preoccupare del debito pubblico aggiuntivo.<\/p><\/li><\/ul>","hash":"f176a688a9b6d2e4eb04db01a0004ec260fe50f8e0b15e17b1f37050f368b2e1","available":"0","settings":{"layout":"detailed","size":"default","showanalysts":"-1","showcompanies":"-1","showcountries":"-1","showcurrencies":"-1","nodate":"0","notitle":"0","noproduct":"0","noflags":"0","dateformat":"d M y","nolinktitle":"0","synopsislength":"400","synopsisexpand":"1","shownav":"0","limit":"1"}}]

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