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Mike Jakeman
Global analyst & commodities editor
US, Japan, Australia, Indonesia, emerging Asia
Politics and economics of Australia and Indonesia. Economics of sport. Commodities
Mike Jakeman is the global analyst on The Economist Intelligence Unit's global forecasting team. He has a particular focus on commodities and the politics and economics of the US, Japan and emerging Asia. Within the global forecasting team he writes regular analysis on the biggest issues that shape the EIU's forecasts and liaises with members of the regional teams to ensure continuity in our outlook. He speaks frequently to the international media and is a regular speaker and moderator at Economist Conferences in Europe and Asia.

Before joining the global forecasting team, Mike was an analyst on the Asia editorial team, leading the EIU's coverage of Australia and Indonesia. He generated macroeconomic forecasts for these countries and others in South-east Asia and the Pacific. Prior to joining the EIU in 2008, he edited non-fiction books for Bloomsbury Publishing.

Mike has studied economics at the University of London and has a degree in English from Oxford University. He also writes frequently about Asia and the economics of sport for The Economist. His first book, on the future of Test cricket, was published in 2013.
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