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Catherine Connolly

Visiting Senior Research Fellow


Catherine Connolly is the founder of economicsense, a specialist economics training provider. Catherine is also on the Council of the Society of Professional Economists, and teaches policy economics at Leeds University. Between 2001 and 2018, Catherine worked in the Civil Service where she was a member of the Government Economic Service and the Senior Civil Service. Catherine worked in a number of departments including the Treasury, the former Department of Trade and Industry and the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Before her Civil Service career, Catherine worked as a macroeconomic forecaster in the public and private sectors abroad, including at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and the New Zealand Treasury in Wellington and Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt. Catherine studied at Otago University in New Zealand, where she gained a post-graduate honours degree, specialising in macro-economics. She is a member of the Royal Economic Society and the British German Association.