Richard has a particular interest in central bank communication, the decision-making process within central bank policy committees and the design of macroprudential policy.
Richard holds a BSc in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Nottingham, and an MSc in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics and PhD in Labour Economics, both from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Richard has written several books on economic policy and published a number of articles in this area.
Richard Barwell is the Head of Macro Research and Investment Strategy at BNP Paribas Asset Management.
He previously served as a Senior Economist for RBS (2010-2015), covering the Eurozone and before that the UK economy. Prior to that he worked at the Bank of England for almost a decade, primarily within the Monetary Analysis Directorate (2001-2008) and then towards the end of his career at the Bank in the Financial Stability Directorate (2008-2010). During his time at the Bank, Richard worked in a number of analytical roles, including: research on labour market dynamics; writing chapters of the Inflation Report; producing the UK forecast; financial sector risk assessment; and the design of macroprudential policy.