Dr. Fraser Thompson is a senior fellow at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey's business and economics research arm, based in London. His work focuses on sustainable development and natural resource economics globally, as well as productivity and growth issues in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Fraser joined the Middle East office of McKinsey in 2006, before moving in 2008 to London, where he was an engagement manager. As a consultant, he served mainly public sector clients on productivity and economic growth issues, including developing a foreign direct investment strategy for a European country, creating low-carbon growth strategies for two Indonesian provinces, and developing economic competitiveness strategies for a Middle Eastern country and an African country.
Selected published work
“Myanmar's moment: Unique opportunities, major challenges,” McKinsey Global Institute, June 2013
“Investing in growth: Europe's next challenge,” McKinsey Global Institute, December 2012
“The archipelago economy: Unleashing Indonesia's potential,” McKinsey Global Institute, September 2012
“Resource revolution: Meeting the world’s, energy, materials, food, and water needs,” McKinsey Global Institute, November 2011
“From austerity to prosperity: Seven priorities for the long term in the United Kingdom,” McKinsey Global Institute, November 2010
“The coming oil windfall in the Gulf,” McKinsey Global Institute, January 2008
World Bank (United States and United Kingdom)
Lecturer in development economics
Boston Consulting Group (Australia)
PhD and MA in economics – Rhodes scholar
BA in commerce and arts
BS in finance, economics, and Mandarin Chinese