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Diana Choyleva

Director, Lombard Street Research, UK
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Diana Choyleva joined the World Service at Lombard Street Research (LSR) in 2000 after graduating with a master’s degree in economics from the University of Warwick. She was promoted to the position of director and head of the UK Service in 2005. Choyleva’s work covers global issues, with a particular focus on the United Kingdom and Chinese economies. In 2006 she published her first book, The Bill from the China Shop, coauthored with Charles Dumas. She has also specialized in research on monetary and financial flows, and her work on estimating potential output and output gaps is the basis for producing LSR’s proprietary global leading indicators. Choyleva’s research has been extensively quoted in the international press and she gives regular TV and radio interviews.


Articles by this Author

  • The Globalization of Inflation
    by Diana Choyleva
    The surge in global consumer price inflation in 2007 and most of 2008 caught many by surprise. The low-inflation decade that preceded this overheating had given central bankers God-like status. But improved monetary policy had at best a supporting role in the global Goldilocks story. The protagonist was the Eurasian savings glut. The setting was the process of globalization. Central bankers across the world fell seriously behind the curve by...
  • Forget Sovereign Wealth Funds
    by Diana Choyleva
    The hype about sovereign wealth funds began in early 2007, when China announced it was setting up such a fund and planned to invest $3 billion in US private equity group Blackstone. The realization that SWF assets had nearly doubled since the start of the decade, reaching $3.3 trillion by the end of 2007, while China had $1.2 trillion in foreign exchange reserves which could be channelled through its SWF in riskier assets, caused a quick...

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