Michael Nevin, author of The Golden Guinea

Michael Nevin is one of the country’s most experienced and respected applied economists. He graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford in 1976, and in the following year gained a Masters degree in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Manchester.

After working as an economist for the Government of St Lucia in the late 1970s, he worked as an investment analyst with the Commonwealth Development Corporation in London in the early 1980s. Between 1982 and 1986, he worked as a Loan Officer with the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg. He returned to the UK in 1986 to serve as Financial and Economic Manager of the London Docklands Development Corporation, sponsors of the world’s largest urban regeneration programme. Between 1990 and 1997 he worked as a management consultant with Deloitte & Touche.

In 1997, he founded Caledonian Economics as a specialist project finance practice, and led the firm’s advice on public / private partnership transactions with a combined value of £700m (US $1 bn) over the next ten years. He sold his interest in the firm in July 2007, since when he has acted for a small number of selected clients on financial and economic matters through Nevin Associates Ltd. (www.nevinassociates.co.uk).

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