In December 2015, the Economic Research Council hosted the fifth annual “Clash of the Titans” event.  We invited three notable economic alumni from the top three university economics departments in the country, as well as members of the audience and ERC website visitors, to give their predictions for the year ahead.

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Last Updated 30th September (Q2 GDP Final Estimate)

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Pos   Name Score*
1= = Dilip Shah 16 (1)
1= = Jonathan Gusson 16 (1)
3. Steve Fenn 19 (5)
4. Z Knotek 20 (13)
5. Samuel Gold 20 (20)
6. James Watson 23 (3)
7. Nader Qarini 23 (6)
8. Ben Turner 23 (9)
9. Andrew Martinez 24 (2)
10. Joseph Kane 24 (5)
11. Peter Phillips 24 (8)
12. Yas Alimam 25 (2)
13. Daniel White (1) 25 (10)
14. Alex Guest 25 (13)
15. Christina Napier 26 (3)
16= Nick Cattermole 26 (7)
16= Sarah Kemsley 26 (7)
18. Kasun Perera 26 (8)
19. Richard Winton 26 (16)
20. Greg Opie 26 (25)
21. Gary Slater 26 (32)
22. Dave Trew 26 (33)
23. Ruth Lea 27 (2)
24. David Robertson 27 (5)
25. Pamela Barker 27 (7)
26. Richard Oirschot 27 (12)
27= Alexander Zaitsev 27 (19)
27= George Squibbs 27 (19)
29. Ben Van Der Schaaf 27 (34)
30. Victor Ciupec 27 (35)
31. Adam Harmon 27 (39)
32. Michael King 27 (41)
33. Tom Spence 27 (44)
34. Matthew Davies 27 (47)
35. John Wilkes 28 (7)
36. Ariana Adjani 28 (19)
37. Chris Gully 28 (21)
38. Tim Janman 28 (22)
39. Steve Douglas 29 (1)
40. Vivek Srivastava 29 (5)
41. Randeesh Sandhu 29 (12)
42. Pete Comley 29 (13)
43. James Harper 29 (14)
44. Tony Campbell 29 (16)
45. Shaheak Choudhury 29 (67)
46= Aidan Paul 30 (3)
46= Oscar Nicholls 30 (3)
48. Jessica Eckersley 30 (4)
49= David Hobson 30 (6)
49= Gerard Tyler 30 (6)
51. Stephen Gifford 30 (7)
52. Kirill Pogorelskiy 30 (8)
53= Andrew Conway 30 (17)
53= Shrenik Sanghrajka 30 (17)
55. Wolf Raymer 30 (19)
56. Colin Duxberry 30 (26)
57. Piers Harmer 31 (1)
58= Christabel Cooper 31 (2)
58= = Francesco Fallucchi 31 (2)
60. Mark Hughes 31 (5)
61. Steve Websdale 31 (9)
62. Roy Lonergan 31 (13)
63. Alastair McFarlane 31 (37)
64. Douglas March 32 (0)
65= Bradley James 32 (1)
65= Jane Jones 32 (1)
65= Timothy Onafuwa 32 (1)
68= Deirdre Flynn 32 (2)
68= Ian Andrews 32 (2)
68= John Ryan 32 (2)
71. Jack Fosten 32 (3)
72. Jos van Bommel 32 (5)
73. Richard Godfrey 32 (7)
74. William Barker 32 (8)
75. Theresa Hirsch 32 (14)
76. Brett Adessi 32 (27)
77= Joe Eyles 32 (28)
77= Sophie Griffiths 32 (28)
79. David Foster 32 (35)
80. Yasser Dallal 33 (2)
81. Maxamillian John 33 (3)
82= Mark Smithson 33 (7)
82= William Bennett 33 (7)
84= Kevin Blaney 33 (12)
84= Priscilla 33 (12)
86. Andrew Hampshire 33 (13)
87= Ahish Kaushik 33 (17)
87= Chris Tidball 33 (17)
89. Khamal Ferdinand 33 (21)
90. Josh Cowley 33 (24)
91. Alex Morgan 33 (27)
92. Simon Purvis 33 (36)
93. Adrian Edwards 33 (40)
94. Graham Ablett 34 (3)
95= Gavin Oldham 34 (5)
95= Michael Mallon 34 (5)
95= Neil Stephen 34 (5)
98. Bruce McRobie 34 (7)
99. Simon Opie 34 (10)
100= Bianca Brown 34 (17)
100= Fuyu Yang 34 (17)
102. Gerald Ringe 34 (18)
103. Edward Trigger 34 (23)
104. Simon Ho 34 (58)
105= Cambridge (Sean Holly) 35 (2)
105= David Lindley 35 (2)
105= Wesley Hui 35 (2)
108. Jingyang Chu 35 (5)
109. Hassan Akhtar 35 (7)
110. Matthew Elson 35 (11)
111. N Sawford 35 (12)
112. Minglu Ma 35 (13)
113. Eleanor Keeble 35 (14)
114. Tony Gee 35 (15)
115. Ronan Patel 35 (17)
116. Ryan Lancaster 35 (19)
117. Natalie Wood 35 (23)
118. Nikita Khodkov 35 (25)
119. Robert Daniel 35 (27)
120= B Osborne 35 (32)
120= Sameer Desai 35 (32)
122= Isaac Gross 36 (3)
122= Timothy Yandle 36 (3)
124= Ogi Ovidev 36 (7)
124= Robert Mann 36 (7)
126. Stuart Cockburn 36 (11)
127. Naren Dutta 36 (12)
128. Zaeem Bhanji 36 (23)
129. John Hodgson 36 (24)
130. Jonathan Swarbrick 36 (25)
131. Richard Travers 36 (45)
132= Edoardo Demicheli 37 (2)
132= Sandy Taylor 37 (2)
134= David Potter 37 (3)
134= Howard Mighell 37 (3)
136. Alex De Gelas 37 (6)
137. Andrew Jagger 37 (7)
138. Roy Peleg 37 (9)
139. Julian Ratcliffe 37 (11)
140= Eugenia Kotopoulou 37 (12)
140= Rena Morjaria 37 (12)
142. Hugo Day 37 (19)
143. George Hall 37 (20)
144. Mark Witkin 37 (22)
145. Mette Lehrmann 37 (27)
146. Yassine Tebib 37 (30)
147. Ben Banerji 38 (0)
148. Ivan Hall 38 (1)
149= Laurence Oliver 38 (2)
149= Zoe Ilic 38 (2)
151= John Anderson 38 (3)
151= Vashti Turner 38 (3)
153. Daniel White (2) 38 (4)
154= John Pipe 38 (5)
154= Nicholas Reid 38 (5)
156= Mohamad Musa 38 (6)
156= Roy Simpson 38 (6)
158. James Gordon 38 (11)
159. Alex Persianis 38 (12)
160. Mike Smith 38 (13)
161= Daniel Jacobson 38 (17)
161= Lisa Smith 38 (17)
163. Vivek 38 (19)
164. Michael Dall 38 (22)
165. Jack Stefan Devlin 38 (33)
166. Peter Manning 38 (37)
167= Al Marshall 39 (3)
167= Andreas Krohg Stabell 39 (3)
169. Glen Mehn 39 (4)
170= Chris Todd-Davies 39 (5)
170= Mark Hutt 39 (5)
170= Roman Harasyuk 39 (5)
173. Julian Barker 39 (6)
174. Artem Lukianov 39 (15)
175= Ross Hay 39 (16)
175= Simon Barnes-Sadler 39 (16)
177= Jon Exley 39 (17)
177= Ngai Yiu Lee 39 (17)
179. Matt Farrow 39 (21)
180. Alex Ralphs 39 (22)
181= Alexandria Eavis 39 (25)
181= Alham Ahmad 39 (25)
183. Mike Agate 39 (27)
184. Rebecca Harding 40 (0)
185. Lukha Aggarwal 40 (1)
186= Chris Gardner 40 (5)
186= Daniel Whitton 40 (5)
186= Hanna Gillespie-Gallery 40 (5)
186= William Peter Richardson 40 (5)
190. James Wilkes 40 (15)
191. = Michael Kosmides 40 (16)
192. Neil Costello 40 (19)
193. Cian O’Mara 40 (20)
194. David Davies 40 (22)
195. Hellen Bowey 40 (25)
196. Marcus Chambers 40 (49)
197. Goh Yeow Chong 40 (52)
198= Bogdan Polovinko 41 (2)
198= Tom Hobohm 41 (2)
200= James Falvey 41 (3)
200= Stuart Parkinson 41 (3)
202. Glencora Senior 41 (4)
203. Zhoufei Shi 41 (6)
204. Hasdeep Sethi 41 (9)
205. Dan Ferguson 41 (10)
206= Ali Hijazi 41 (12)
206= Mike Wheeler 41 (12)
208. Charlotte Thake 41 (13)
209. Cristen Wegener 41 (15)
210. Hanh Dang 41 (17)
211. Thanh Duc Doan 41 (19)
212. Donald Wilson 41 (22)
213. Max 41 (23)
214. Rob Clifford 41 (24)
215. Khush Patel 41 (35)
216. Ryan Abels 42 (0)
217. Karim Qurie 42 (1)
218= Marius Cristian Manole 42 (2)
218= Rupert Biggin 42 (2)
220. Dom Cullum 42 (4)
221. Jon Moulton 42 (5)
222. Sami Hamroush 42 (8)
223. Daniel Knight 42 (10)
224= Jane Thomson 42 (11)
224= Jose Dominguez 42 (11)
226. Jeremy Wong Diffa 42 (12)
227. Meredith Hull 42 (19)
228. Daniel Atkinson 42 (45)
229. Professor Abhinay Muthoo 43 (0)
230. Gavin Jones 43 (4)
231= Andrew Fletcher 43 (6)
231= Edmond Phua 43 (6)
231= George Flynn 43 (6)
234= George Linton 43 (7)
234= Victoria Redwood 43 (7)
236= Kristopher Cawood 43 (12)
236= Nabil Aslam 43 (12)
236= Sarah Martin 43 (12)
239. Chris McCreanor 43 (15)
240. Sophie Alders 43 (25)
241. Ivan Shpilevskii 43 (27)
242. Ethan Reier 43 (32)
243. Gideon Schmidt 43 (43)
244. Liam Mackle 43 (44)
245. Theres Lessing 43 (46)
246. Michael Kenney 44 (1)
247. Brett Schneider 44 (7)
248. Artem Ponomarev 44 (8)
249. Sam Juthani 44 (11)
250. Saul Lew 44 (16)
251. Artur Doshchyn 44 (17)
252. Marc Brennan 44 (22)
253. Michelle Pesce 44 (23)
254. Arthur Jung 44 (27)
255. Holly Blahnik 44 (32)
256. Matthew Pluckrose 44 (36)
257. Bank of England* 44 (n/a)
258. Genevieve Lopes 45 (2)
259. Ross Bogert 45 (3)
260. Joe Hickey 45 (4)
261= Andrew Goodwin 45 (7)
261= Simon de Baat 45 (7)
263= Duncan Kavanagh 45 (8)
263= Jamie Robinson 45 (8)
263= Steven Engberg 45 (8)
266. Stephen L Clarke 45 (9)
267= Lukas Lastas 45 (11)
267= Matthew Bruce 45 (11)
269. Oliver Bond 45 (12)
270. Johnson Adesanya 45 (15)
271. Lucy Kyger 45 (17)
272. Stephen Hogan 45 (44)
273. Karen Cross 46 (5)
274= Edgar Miller 46 (7)
274= Theo Banner 46 (7)
276. Michael Baxter 46 (10)
277. Daniel Hodson 46 (11)
278. Glen Morris 46 (12)
279. Stephan Michalski 46 (15)
280. Wes Simonides 46 (16)
281. Tom Flynn 46 (17)
282. Gautam Mandhian 46 (19)
283. Oxford (Jonathan Portes) 46 (21)
284. Brodie Evans 46 (27)
285. Rhys Williams 46 (29)
286. Saul Dawes 46 (30)
287. Gilad Isman 46 (32)
288. Pauline Travers 46 (33)
289. Danylo Hordiyevych 46 (47)
290. Tom Elliott 47 (2)
291. Shabbir Merali 47 (3)
292= Andrew Henderson 47 (4)
292= Suzanne Snowden 47 (4)
294= Neal Judd 47 (7)
294= Stephan Hobler 47 (7)
296. Jonathan Croud 47 (9)
297. Adrian Reuter 47 (12)
298. Arman Nasrollahi Malek 47 (13)
299. Kristina Maria Manalo 47 (17)
300. Ken Liebold 47 (30)
301. Maria Jansing 47 (33)
302. Tom Noakes 47 (58)
303. Colin Mather (2) 47 (65)
304. Christine Ding 48 (3)
305. Ivan Bobrov 48 (6)
306. Michael Akerman 48 (13)
307. William de Laszlo 48 (16)
308= Andrea Sinnott 48 (18)
308= Nhung Doan 48 (18)
310. Rupert Brindley 48 (19)
311= Dr H F Calvo Pardo 48 (22)
311= Ros Altmann 48 (22)
313. Geraint Reeves 48 (29)
314. Master Yoda 49 (0)
315. Jeremy Beckwith 49 (1)
316= Andrew Corner 49 (5)
316= John Collier Baggs 49 (5)
318. Gary Ling 49 (8)
319. Brodie Grant 49 (11)
320. Jonathan Price 49 (15)
321. Stuart Block 49 (17)
322= Luis Valenzuela Rivera 49 (21)
322= Miranda Ackerman 49 (21)
324. Johnny Shik 49 (29)
325. Matthew Rackham 49 (32)
326. Jeremy Smith 49 (37)
327= Leon Hooker 50 (3)
327= Lindsay Jenkins 50 (3)
329. Lucy Derrickson 50 (9)
330. Mark Trantham 50 (13)
331. Ilya Altschuler 50 (17)
332. Katie Tatham 50 (19)
333. Nick Rakowski 50 (23)
334= Andrew Bryce 50 (26)
334= Dan King 50 (26)
336. James Norris 50 (32)
337. Natalie Flood 50 (39)
338. Toby Poston 51 (2)
339. Angela Pearce 51 (7)
340. Dan Austin 51 (9)
341. Aadam Sharif-Choudhry 51 (10)
342. Erica Burke 51 (15)
343. C Webb 51 (17)
344. Yasin Alimam 51 (21)
345= Gabriel Howse 51 (22)
345= Richard Boxshall 51 (22)
347. Kevin van der Beek 51 (26)
348. James Brookman 51 (29)
349. Saul Drury 51 (32)
350. Michael Mainelli 51 (42)
351= Jeremy 52 (2)
351= Kirsten Siemon 52 (2)
351= Samuel Ennis 52 (2)
354. Ben Eyre-White 52 (5)
355. Tim Knox 52 (9)
356. Tameem Safi 52 (13)
357. Eli Janowski 52 (15)
358= Fred Milano 52 (17)
358= Seb Hancock 52 (17)
360. Holly Parish 52 (18)
361. Hasan Dur 52 (20)
362. Sam Gagliardi 52 (21)
363. Peter Hill 52 (22)
364= David Spencer 52 (25)
364= Jacob Sorenson 52 (25)
366. Adam Worraker 52 (32)
367= Daniel Wooley 53 (4)
367= R Forbes 53 (4)
369. Roy Macrae 53 (6)
370. Greg Lane 53 (7)
371. Jacob Maxwell 53 (9)
372. Jimmy Kilpatrick 53 (15)
373= Eric Cullen 53 (16)
373= Jimmy Greenly 53 (16)
375= Allison Jepson 53 (17)
375= Vishay Dodia 53 (17)
377. Jonas Crosland 53 (19)
378. Zonghao Wang 53 (22)
379. Emil Marlowe 53 (26)
380. Jean Merrill 53 (29)
381. Dee Upshur 53 (32)
382. Ewan Bone 54 (5)
383. James Villano 54 (6)
384. Laura Meissner 54 (11)
385. = Peter Cummings 54 (14)
386. Rimshah Khan 54 (15)
387. Max Verhoeven 54 (16)
388. Luke Corning 54 (22)
389. James Elkington 54 (24)
390= Alan Coleman 54 (25)
390= Alan Shannon 54 (25)
392. Leighton Hughes 54 (27)
393. David Owen 54 (30)
394= David Rios 54 (31)
394= Jordan Bruce 54 (31)
396= Jack Dunkelberg 54 (32)
396= Mike Heaton 54 (32)
398. David Cropper 55 (3)
399. Michael Bruce 55 (5)
400. Bruce Hagwood 55 (7)
401. Frank Brierley 55 (11)
402. Matthew Lawrence 55 (13)
403. Rory Reed 55 (27)
404. Sofia Toncheva 55 (47)
405. Gerry Mark 56 (7)
406. Nigel Hauck 56 (19)
407. Tom Warde 56 (23)
408. Allen Testerman 56 (26)
409. Christina Musson 56 (28)
410. James Whetherly 56 (57)
411. Miles Woods 57 (3)
412. Ian Brooks 57 (7)
413= Agnes Norris Keiller 57 (17)
413= Ruiqi Xiao 57 (17)
415. Mary Beth Sutter 57 (22)
416. Nicholas Thorn 57 (31)
417. Will Lecky 57 (32)
418= Carl Fisher 58 (1)
418= Helen Maas 58 (1)
420. Claudia Gross 58 (2)
421. Emile Galatti 58 (3)
422. Gill Perkins 58 (8)
423. Louis Parrent 58 (15)
424. Elizabeth Barta 58 (17)
425= Courtney Hirsch 58 (23)
425= Shimon Gadhavi 58 (23)
427. Olivia Bogert 58 (27)
428. Anna McKenna 58 (28)
429= James Newland 58 (32)
429= Wenxue Wang 58 (32)
431. Caroline Reuben 59 (1)
432. Caleb Jansens 59 (5)
433. Eden Hamilton 59 (6)
434. Polly Maguire 59 (12)
435. Nina Kramer 59 (13)
436. Simon Rose 59 (15)
437. Teresa McCracken 59 (20)
438= Michael Fay 59 (30)
438= Roman Cosentino 59 (30)
440. Howard Spears 59 (32)
441= Alex Thwaite 60 (4)
441= Cory Whitman 60 (4)
443. Anita Hummel 60 (6)
444. Ben Cargin 60 (10)
445. Ben Morrison 60 (12)
446. Asad 60 (16)
447. Cedric Ware 60 (18)
448. Will Bristol 60 (24)
449. Larissa Strand 60 (25)
450. Colin Mather (1) 60 (45)
451. OBR Forecast* 60 (n/a)
452. Tom Severino 61 (3)
453. = Mike Wallach 61 (5)
454= Emma Rose 61 (6)
454= Rajan Midha 61 (6)
456. Christopher Kuether 61 (7)
457. Gavin Brown 61 (13)
458. John Davison 61 (22)
459. Tatiana Zaitseva 61 (29)
460. Andrew Sentance 62 (1)
461. Cassandra Oakes 62 (2)
462. Helen Mossman 62 (4)
463. Dom Huber 62 (10)
464. Adam Vallo 62 (12)
465. Stuart la Croix 62 (14)
466. Richa 62 (17)
467. Ken Rice 62 (30)
468. Owen Southam 62 (49)
469. Conrad Jordan 63 (0)
470. Bruno Mauney 63 (2)
471= Ian Lewis 63 (6)
471= Lindsay McKinley 63 (6)
471= Sonya Swiderski 63 (6)
474. Charlie Mount 63 (7)
475. James Smith 63 (9)
476. Jonathan Butt 63 (10)
477. Tom Dobson 63 (32)
478. Jake Patterson 63 (37)
479. Matthew Woolmore 64 (12)
480. Helen Antonis 64 (17)
481. Chris Rowland 64 (23)
482. Anthony Glaser 64 (25)
483. Serene 64 (34)
484= Andrew Stebles 65 (0)
484= Daniele Viappiani 65 (0)
484= Rachel West 65 (0)
487. Chris Meakin 65 (5)
488. Gergana Dimitrova 65 (10)
489. Luke Blacklee 65 (22)
490. Vera Dean 65 (23)
491. Thomas Harper 65 (28)
492. Christian Petterson 65 (32)
493. Megan Hardie 65 (43)
494. Thomas Conley 66 (2)
495. Oliver Moore 66 (8)
496. Adam Potter 66 (12)
497. Joe Adhemar 66 (15)
498. Hugo Yap 66 (23)
499. Timothy Goldfinch 67 (1)
500= Hannah Kerry 67 (3)
500= Muhammad Ehsan 67 (3)
502. Neil Arbore 67 (4)
503. Lucas Peikert 67 (7)
504. Harry Handley 67 (13)
505. Edmund Dannenberg 67 (26)
506. Denise Rayner 67 (29)
507. R Louis 68 (1)
508. Andrew Lorne 68 (13)
509. Robbie Griffith 68 (18)
510. Alex Wilby 69 (1)
511. Alastair Winter 69 (3)
512. Kurtis Henry 69 (16)
513. Philip Barr 69 (22)
514= Damon de Laszlo 69 (27)
514= Emily Haroldson 69 (27)
516. Colin Harris 69 (28)
517. Steve Darrington 71 (6)
518. Rohan Sheth 71 (13)
519. Stacia Borislavov 71 (21)
520. Ben Ward 72 (1)
521. Nicolina Gabriel 72 (2)
522. Cassie McNab 72 (3)
523. Rebecca Driscoll 72 (5)
524= David Filer 72 (7)
524= Lorna Epperson 72 (7)
526. James Nicholls 73 (5)
527. LSE (Rain Newton-Smith) 73 (13)
528. Natalia Feldman 73 (18)
529. Sally Cantero 74 (29)
530. Chris Lowe 74 (42)
531= Hassan Kamara 75 (14)
531= = Lora Botelho 75 (14)
533. Patrick Voss 75 (21)
534. Ryan Macaskill 75 (27)
535. Tom Chatfield 76 (37)
536. Sean Matthew Wong 78 (44)
537. Nj Chomuzinda 78 (47)
538. Justin Belkin 79 (3)
539. Arjjun Gopal 79 (74)
540. John Hearn 81 (5)
541. Dave Murray 82 (1)
542. Sharifbek Hasanov 82 (12)
543. Josh Course 84 (2)
544. = Matthew Cramp 87 (5)
545. Ashwin Bhakre 88 (8)
546. Hugh Myers 90 (4)
547. Nathan Currell 91 (10)
548. Kevin Albertson 91 (68)
549. Eric Morrison 93 (4)
550. Chris Wood 106 (6)
551. Simone 110 (42)
552. Peter Leighton 111 (12)
553. = Jack Beaumont 113 (21)
554. Misha Feinstein 116 (20)
555. Ryan Sagul 118 (7)
556. Ronan Fegan 118 (67)
557. = Tony Brooke 142 (17)
558. = Ronaldo Nazaré 160 (3)
*The score is calculated as the sum of the absolute differences between the predictions and reality, multiplied by ten; lowest score wins.  The number in brackets represents the tie-breaker score where appropriate. OBR and Bank of England taken from latest publication.

       

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