Louis Kuijs, who is Chief China Economist of the Royal Bank of Scotland plc (RBS) in Hong Kong, has more than 18 years of experience in macro-economic analysis and policy work across different regions.
He was formerly a Project Director at the Fung Global Institute, coordinating the Institute’s research into the evolving growth models of China and India, as well as the associated policy changes and processes behind them.
Before joining the Institute, he was the Chief Asia Economist for the financial firm MF Global, analysing, forecasting and commenting on macro-economic developments and key policy actions driving financial markets.
Louis was with the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC from 1997 to 2004, participating in policy dialogue with governments and central banks and doing research on emerging markets and high-income countries. Earlier, his work included macro-economic forecasting and modelling on countries in Europe, Latin America and Asia, for the forecasting consultancy Oxford Economics.
He holds an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics, a degree in economics from the University of Amsterdam, and a mechanical engineering degree.
Areas of expertise and interest:
• Macro-economics and macro policy
• Development economics and growth
• China’s economy