Chief UK Economist, PwC United Kingdom
John Hawksworth is an economist who specialises in global macroeconomics and public policy issues. He is Chief Economist in PwC‘s UK firm and editor of its Economic Outlook publications. John has been the lead author of many reports on long-term global economic trends, including our regular World in 2050 series of reports since 2006 and the original Low Carbon Economy Index report in 2009. More recently, he has led our megatrends work on the global economic power shift, including the development of PwC’s new ESCAPE Index. He also played an important supporting role in our work on the sharing economy. His other recent thought leadership work includes the PwC Good Growth Index.
He has also carried out economic consultancy assignments for a wide range of public and private sector organisations both in the UK and overseas over the past 25 years. Clients include several UK government departments, the World Bank, the European Commission and government ministries in Turkey and Ukraine.