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Jim Walker (economist)

Jim Walker is a Hong Kong-based independent economist and investment strategist, the Founder and Managing Director of Asianomics Limited, an economic research and consultancy company servicing the fund management industry. He also serves as a Non-Executive Director of Leopard Capital.[1]

Prior to establishing Asianomics in 2007, he was the chief economist at CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets. He joined CLSA in late 1991. Walker was voted best 'regional economist' by the Asiamoney Stockbrokers Poll for 11 years in a row from 1994-2004 and has been regularly acclaimed in the private Greenwich Surveys of fund managers in Asia, Europe and the USA.[2] Walker is best known for forecasting the 1997 Asian financial crisis and the 2007 US downturn and the financial sector meltdown. He maintains a bearish outlook on China and is an adherent of the Austrian School of economics.[3]

Before coming to Asia, Walker worked in Scotland as a research fellow at the Fraser of Allander Institute for Research on the Scottish Economy, and then at The Royal Bank of Scotland’s Edinburgh headquarters. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Honours) and a PhD in economics from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.


  1. ^ "Leopard Cambodia Team". Leopard Capital. Retrieved July 9, 2013.
  2. ^ "Jim Walker". Asianomics Limited. Retrieved July 9, 2013.[dead link]
  3. ^ Asia's Doctor Gloom. Forbes. May 6, 2010.

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