McWilliams currently serves as Founder and Deputy Chairman at Cebr
(Center for Economics and Business Research), set to become Chairman in 2021.
Before founding Cebr in 1993, he was the Chief Economic Advisor at the CBI (Confederation
of British Industry) and Chief Economist of IBM UK. He is one of the UK’s
best-known economists and author of ‘The Flat White Economy’ (2015) and ‘The
Inequality Paradox’ (2018). He was the Gresham Professor of Commerce in 2013/14
achieving record attendances at his lectures. His specialties have been in the
technology and financial sectors and he has led much of Cebr’s research in the
City of London. Doug runs Cebr’s annual World Economic League Table (WELT)
forecasts since their inception in 2006. These now produce forecasts outlooking
over the next 15 years prospects for every economy in the world.