Rob Carnell joined ING in 2004, and was appointed chief economist and head of research, Asia Pacific on July 1 2017.
In his previous role as ING's chief international economist, he focused on the US economy and covered the Eurozone economies for ING Financial Markets.
Rob has written on subjects as diverse as the economic implications of obesity in the US, the impact of renewables on the macroeconomy, climate change and energy security in Europe. More recent analysis includes the impact of US quantitative easing on inequality, economic stagnation, and political polarisation.
Rob's team were one of the first bank forecasters to accurately predict and time the US housing collapse that eventually led to the subprime crisis, and have won several awards for the accuracy of their GDP forecasting.
Prior to ING, Rob has had stints at Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Schroder Investment Management and the UK Government at HM Treasury in a career spanning 24 years.
Rob has a Masters in Economics from McMaster University (Canada), and a first class honours degree in Economics from Salford University, where until recently, he chaired their Business School Advisory Board.