Europe’s Openness Leans Against its Productivity Headwinds
PGIM Fixed Income analyses how the European Union provides a compelling case of how its openness affects productivity and its broader economic backdrop.
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Katharine Neiss, PhD, is a Principal and Chief European Economist for PGIM Fixed Income, based in London. Ms. Neiss covers the macro-economic outlook in the UK and euro area, including Bank of England and ECB policy. Prior to joining the Firm in 2020, Ms. Neiss was Head of the International Surveillance Division at the Bank of England, responsible for briefing policymakers on the global macro-economic and financial stability outlook. Previous roles at the Bank of England include Head of the Policy, Strategy and Implementation Division, covering regulation of major UK banks, and senior manager roles in the Structural Economic Analysis Divisions, covering the UK economy. Ms. Neiss has published several articles in peer reviewed academic journals on topics ranging from real interest rates as a monetary policy tool and the impact of the global financial crisis on supply. She received a BA Honours in Economics from Queen’s University and received a Masters and PhD in Economics from the University of British Columbia.
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