Global Trade Lead at The Economist Intelligence Unit
Nick Marro is The EIU’s Lead analyst for covering global trade issues, and has a particular focus on forecasting developments and providing external commentary tied to the US-China trade war. Prior to joining The EIU’s Hong Kong office in early 2017, Nick conducted policy research for several years with the US-China Business Council, the US Embassy in Beijing and the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City. Nick holds a BA in Foreign Affairs and Chinese Language and Literature from the University of Virginia, as well graduate certification from the Johns Hopkins-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies.
Network Director, Shanghai of The Economist Corporate Network
Mary Boyd is responsible for programme development and client servicing in Shanghai. She also provides research and conceptual support on China for Economist Corporate Network programmes. Before joining the Economist Group Mary Boyd was in the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, serving on assignment in Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan and China (in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing). Since leaving government service she has researched and published on economic development and governance issues in China, and has undertaken consultancy work for the World Bank and other international institutions, as well as multinational companies. She has written for a number of Economist Intelligence Unit publications, including Country Report, China Hand and Business China. She co-authored the Economist Intelligence Unit report: Taking on the Competition: Domestic Companies in China. Ms Boyd has an MA (area studies) and an MSc (public policy and management) from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and has also completed language studies at Nanjing University. Her research interests include local governance and decentralisation policies and public-sector reform.