Phyllis leads the ODI’s work in International Macroeconomics. She has over a decade of experience as an international economist and senior financial strategist in investment banking and has advised governments, central banks and major financial institutions. Her expertise is in economic policy, exchange rate economics and financial crises.
Phyllis’s recent research has been on the US shale revolution and the rising role of the renminbi as a reserve currency, which was featured in Barron’s Asia’s Best Minds. She has a strong interest in financial inclusion, infrastructure and spatial economics and advised Mongolia’s government on its railway expansion and housing regeneration. She has also advised multilateral organizations including the World Bank and the United Nations. Phyllis is a regular commentator in the UK and international media.