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Chris Oates, PhD.


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I'm Chris Oates, a Political and Macroeconomic Analyst. I have a PhD in International Relations from the University of Oxford and a a BA in Political Science and Classics from Brown University. I live in Boston, having worked previously in England and New York.


What I Do

I'm a political risk analyst with a lot of other interests. Here are the big ones.


Previous Experience


Associate, Advisory Practice

September 2015 - August 2018

Oxford Analytica

Managed and produced bespoke consulting projects for clients in the public and private sector on geopolitical and macroeconomic concerns. I also conducted training seminars on analytical methodology, horizon scanning, and scenario planning.

Analyst for North America, Australia and New Zealand

June 2013 – October 2015

Oxford Analytica

Managed and produced North American, Australian and New Zealand coverage for Oxford Analytica's Daily Brief subscription service, focusing on macroeconomics, political economy, and geopolitics. Contributed to consulting projects by the Advisory practice of Oxford Analytica. Have discussed US politics and economics on BBC radio and World Service TV.

Freelance Analyst

August 2012 – May 2013

Business Intelligence Firm

Provided occasional due diligence, money laundering and fraud investigations for corporate clients. London, United Kingdom.


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), International Relations

'2009 - 2012’

Oxford University

Thesis: The Role of the United States in the European Union's Decision-Making on Security Policy: 2001-2005.

Master of Philosophy (MPhil), International Relations

'2007 - 2009'

Oxford University

Clarendon Scholarship; Dervorguilla Scholarship; Activities and Societies: Balliol College MCR, Oxford University Strategic Studies Group

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Political Science and Classics, 3.94


Brown University

Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, Honors in Political Science


Globalize and Ears

Asking questions about our interconnected world. Daily text mining of political twitter feeds.


Publications and Projects

I've written for academia, commercial publications, and digital magazines. Check out my work below.


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