Who we are

economicsense is a specialist economics training provider and consultancy.

What we do

We offer professional economics training courses, consulting services and career development to meet your business needs. We make economics accessible and useful for your organisation.

Who is it for

We offer bespoke services to public-sector institutions, businesses and professionals who want to use insights from economics and finance in their decision making and analysis.

About us

Catherine Connolly is the founder of economicsense. Catherine is also on the Council of the Society of Professional Economists, and teaches policy economics at Leeds University and Queen Mary

Prior to setting up economicsense, Catherine was a Senior Civil Servant in the British Civil Service – working among others at HM Treasury and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – and a member of the Government Economic Service. She has also worked for Deutsche Bank Research in Frankfurt, the New Zealand Treasury and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.

Catherine studied at Otago University in New Zealand, where she gained a post-graduate honours degree, specialising in macro-economics. Connect on Linkedin.

Frank Eich joined economicsense in April 2020 as director. Frank’s interests cover a wide range of topics, including fiscal policy and public finances, pensions, climate change economics, economic forecasting, EU institutions and financial stability.

Frank has worked as an economist in the public and private sectors in Europe and the United States, in the former at HM Treasury, the Bank of England, the German Federal Finance Ministry and the International Monetary Fund; in the latter at Pension Insurance Corporation, the Economist Intelligence Unit and CRU.

Frank has published widely, including at the IMF and Bank of England. Frank holds a PhD and MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics.

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