Chief Economist, Oxford Economics Middle East
Scott Livermore is the chief economist of Oxford Economics Middle East and is based in Oxford’s Dubai office. He is also the managing director of consultancy in the Middle East and Asia, as well as a member of Oxford Economics’ senior management team. Livermore leads many of the major projects in the Gulf and Asia, which have recently included capacity building, macroeconomic modeling, and policy impact assessment engagements for government institutions in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Oman and IFRS 9 and stress testing engagements in Singapore, Thailand, and Hong Kong.
After completing a degree in philosophy, politics, and economics at Oxford University’s St Edmund Hall and an MSc in economics at University College London, Livermore joined Oxford Economic Forecasting in 1997. During his initial five years at Oxford Economic Forecasting, he worked as a country analyst for a number of European countries and participated in numerous consultancy projects for a variety of international organizations, governments, and multinational companies.
Livermore rejoined Oxford Economics in 2005 as a senior economist after spending two years at the Ministry of Finance in the Slovak Republic assisting with the government’s medium-term macroeconomic framework and developing the analytical capacity of the ministry to prepare such forecasts. He has also held the positions of managing director of macro and industry services, managing director of macro consulting, and chief operating officer of Oxford Economics USA.