William Oman

William Oman

William Oman works for Roubini Global Economics in London, covering Western Europe. He has dual French-American citizenship and holds an MPA from the London School of Economics and a BA in Economics from McGill University. Previously, he worked on fiscal sustainability indicators at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, on energy policy at the California-based Breakthrough Institute, and as an economics research assistant at McGill University. His interests include macroeconomics and income dynamics, the political economy of economic development, and international finance. As an inveterate traveler, he has a passion for Brazil and Latin America in general.
 

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13 September 2012
What does the ECB bond purchase program announced by Mario Draghi last Thursday have to do with French billionaire Bernard Arnault’s application for Belgian citizenship on…
21 June 2012
Athens to Madrid: back to you Following the June 17 elections, Greece seems set to be governed by a broad, awkward coalition formed by the center-right New Democracy party, its…
15 January 2012
In the four decades since 1970, the world has undergone a “quiet revolution” characterized by profound economic and financial transformations in advanced and emerging…
14 November 2011
“May you live in interesting times.” What better phrase than the apocryphal Chinese curse above to capture the essence of the weeks, months and years to come? More to…
12 September 2011
The summer of 2011 has taken developed and overdeveloped economies on a rough ride – and it has taken its toll on consumers, investors, and politicians. With talk of a…
01 July 2011
This week’s social unrest in Athens, strikes in London and worries over the United States’ debt ceiling may well turn out to be harbingers of a second wave in the…
18 May 2011
A year has passed since the EU and IMF provided a 110 billion euro rescue package to Greece.  The rescue plan is failing.  In 2010 Greece’s public debt to GDP…
02 April 2011
What do the Libyan and Japanese crises have in common?  In a word, both are national crises that have major (potential) global repercussions. One crucial question that…
22 February 2011
Tyler Cowen, an economist and blogger, recently published a provocative book on the economic fate of America since 1947: The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All the Low-…
17 January 2011
The roots of the euro crisis After the lull of the holidays, the euro crisis has come back with a vengeance, as Portugal and possibly Spain face the threat of insolvency.…
09 November 2010
On November 11 and 12, the G20’s fifth heads of state summit since the inaugural summit in Washington D.C. in November 2008 will take place in South Korea.  With the…
04 October 2010
In the past few weeks, Japan’s decision to weaken the yen and the United States’ discussion of a bill aimed at levying tariffs on China have sparked much discussion…
06 September 2010
As countries struggle to reduce their fiscal deficits, some governments, most notably the U.K.’s, are turning to large budget cuts.  Recent research shows that fiscal…
30 July 2010
An epiphany... The past few weeks have been replete with metaphors for the decline of the west – and in particular its beacon and poster child, the United States.  From…