Nigel Pain is Head of the Short-Term Outlook Unit in the OECD Economics Department. He is the principal author of the OECD Economic Outlook global chapter, and the OECD Interim Economic Outlook. His team is also responsible for the cross-country scenario analyses in these reports. Previously in the Economics Department, Nigel was Head of the EU Desk, and Head of the Trade and Globalisation team, leading projects on business sector innovation and the macroeconomic effects of globalisation. Prior to joining the OECD, Nigel worked at the UK Treasury and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research.