Dr. Christopher Probyn is currently the Chief Economist at State Street Global Advisors in Boston. In this role Chris is primarily responsible for forecasting and analyzing economic events in the world’s major economies, and for evaluating their impacts on financial markets. Chris regularly briefs fixed-income and equity portfolio managers, as well as other corporate personnel on economic matters.
Previously, Chris was a Director, and Senior Economist at UBS in New York City. Dr. Probyn obtained his BA at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, his MA from the University of Manchester, and his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics.
His presentation to students began with briefing, how his regular day is like. Second, he explained what business weak cycles and bad trends are, how to recognize and analyze their effects on market. Additionally, he spoke about the changes in paradigm and how we need to change our macroeconomic analysis which are based on older paradigms. Finally, he concluded by describing to students with some examples how an economist should be innovative in seeing bad or good trend and shared some advises on choosing career path.
Christopher Probyn Informational Interview with Executive Committee of GSMF and UGSMF