KPMG has drafted in economics
heavyweight Bill Robinson to spearhead the development of its forensic
division’s economics arm.
Formerly the head business economist at Big Four rival PwC, Robinson’s job at
KPMG will be to ‘build an economics team that can enhance the service offered to
clients in dispute resolution, by providing market demand forecasts and analysis
of discount rates and exchange rates,’ the company said.
Robinson is a well-respected figure in the economics sector, having been
director of the Institute for
Fiscal Studies, and a former special adviser to the chancellor between 1991
Commenting on his appointment, Robinson said: ‘I was both excited and
flattered when I was asked to build an economics team within KPMG Forensic.
There are great opportunities to use economics to help clients. The Forensic
team is also currently very active in competition work, where economics has a
great deal to contribute. I am particularly excited by the potential role for
economics in assessing cartel damages.’
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