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Diana Choyleva

Guest Speaker

Professional affiliation

Chief Economist, Enodo Economics

Full Biography

Diana Choyleva is a leading expert on China’s economy and politics. She is Chief Economist at Enodo Economics, an independent macroeconomic and political forecasting company she set up in 2016 to untangle complexity, challenge the consensus, and give pointers to the future by making sense of today.

Enodo’s focus is China, one of the most misunderstood economies in the world, yet one of the most important to figure out. Diana has been covering China for over two decades and has co-written two books. In 2011 she co-wrote ‘The American Phoenix – and Why China and Europe Will Struggle After the Coming Slump’ and in 2006 ‘The Bill from the China Shop – How Asia’s Savings Glut Threatens the World Economy’.

For 16 years prior she worked at Lombard Street Research (now TS Lombard), most recently as their Chief Economist and Head of Research, setting the agenda for the firm’s team of economists and strategists while conducting her own global analysis.

She joined LSR after completing her master’s degree in Economics at Warwick University in 2000 and became an executive director in 2005.  Diana headed the firm’s UK Service from 2005 until 2009. Between 2010 and 2013 she was based in Hong Kong overseeing LSR’s expansion in Asia.

Diana writes regular opinion pieces for the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Nikkei Asian Review, etc. She has extensive global experience engaging with all manner of audiences and has made frequent television appearances, including on BBC’s Newsnight on the day that Lehman Brothers collapsed.