Daily News: December 12, 2017

Mann Joins Citi as Global Chief Economist


Dr. Catherine Mann will join Citi Research in February 2018 as global chief economist based in New York, overseeing the global Economics team and leading research across all areas of economics.

Mann joins Citi from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) where she has been chief economist since 2014. Prior to the OECD, she served at policymaking institutions including the Federal Reserve Board, the Council of Economic Advisors and the World Bank. She engaged in both research and teaching at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and at Brandeis University as the Rosenberg Professor of Global Economics, where she worked between 2006 and 2014.

“I am delighted to be joining Citi and I look forward to applying my wide experiences from policymaking institutions, academia and at the OECD to delivering thought leading economic research to Citi’s clients around the world. My mission statement is that good economic research, communicated effectively, improves the policy-making process and economic outcomes,” Mann said.

From February 2018, Citi’s current global chief economist, Willem Buiter, will move to become Citi’s special economic adviser with a focus on direct client service and major economics research projects. Buiter has been global chief economist at Citi since 2010.