Nick Vanston. Associate, France
Based in Nîmes, Nick is an independent economic policy analyst.
Nick had a 30-year career at the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Prior to that, he was a Director of Commodities Research Unit (CRU) in London, and taught economics at the University of Oxford, UK.
Nick held a range of positions in the Economics Department of the OECD. In the Country Studies Division his teams followed all aspects of the economies of several individual OECD countries. In the General Economics Division they covered economic issues affecting all countries: growth, trade, labour markets, competition policy, structural reforms etc. Nick made numerous individual contributions to the OECD Economic Outlook publication, as well as to many individual OECD country Economic Surveys and other reports. After leaving the OECD, Nick has worked as a consultant on a wide variety of economic issues and countries, from innovation policy to tax havens.
Nick holds a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a Master’s degree in economics from the University of Oxford.