David Lubin

Michael Klein Senior Research Fellow, Global Economy and Finance Programme


David Lubin is the Michael Klein Senior Research Fellow in the Global Economy and Finance Programme where he focuses on China, and on economic policy in developing and advanced economies.

Before joining Chatham House, he was managing director and head of emerging markets economics at Citi, an American bank, where he was responsible for a team of some 30 economists in 15 locations globally.

Prior to joining Citi in 2006, David had spent many years as an economist at HSBC.

David has a undergraduate degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University; and a postgraduate degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

His book, Dance of the Trillions: Developing Countries and Global Finance, examines what makes money flow from high-income countries to lower-income ones; what makes it flow out again; and how developing countries have sought protection against the volatility of international capital flows. The Financial Times selected it as one of the best economics books of 2018.

Past experience

2006 - Head of Emerging Markets Economics, Citi
1993-2006 Emerging Markets Economist, HSBC
1989-93 Executive, Developing Countries Group, Midland Bank