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Andrew Webb MSc Applied Economics


Andrew Webb is an Associate of CJHNetwork since 2016.  He is also a Senior Adviser at the Ulster University Economic Policy Centre where he focuses on local economic development. Until May 2015 Andrew was OCO’s chief economist and Head of Consulting where he led on all OCO’s economic research and competitiveness assignments.

Andrew is an Applied Economics MSc graduate with close to 20 years’ continuous experience in economic research/analysis, commentary and model building. He specialises in leading public consulting assignments in macroeconomics, regional economics, economic impact assessments, socio-economic analysis and labour market analysis.

Andrew is a proven economic model builder and data analyst. Prior to joining OCO Andrew was the head of local forecasting with Oxford Economics where he built the original model to assess the impact of a reduced corporation tax rate for NI. Most recently, Andrew has developed OCO’s FDI forecast model which projects FDI into destination markets from 120 countries and 29 sectors – a model which has been used to assess FDI policy impacts in the Netherlands, Bristol and Glasgow.

Andrew has undertaken economic research and impact assignments across the globe and was recently invited to deliver a keynote at the Brookings Institution Global Cities Initiative meeting in Washington on the tactics that metro areas can use to attract Inward Investment.