Nick Vanston


Based in France, Nick is an economic policy analyst with a 30-year career at the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (the 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 he followed all aspects of the economies of several individual OECD countries. In the General Economics Division he at various stages covered economic issues affecting all countries: growth, trade, labour markets, competition policy, structural reforms etc. Nick made numerous 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 was educated at Oxford University and has both a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a Masters degree in economics, specialising in economic theory and econometric analysis. He is fluent in English and French.