Tom Orlik is Bloomberg’s Chief Asia Economist based in Beijing. Orlik leads a team providing in-depth analysis of Asia macroeconomic data and policies, and how they will impact financial markets globally. The focus of his research is on China. Previously, Orlik was the chief China economics correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, and China economist for Stone & McCarthy Research Associates. Prior to coming to China, he was an advisor to the UK Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund and policy analyst at the British Treasury. He is the author of Understanding China’s Economic Indicators, a guide to working with China’s economic data. Orlik has a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor’s in English from University College London.

Last Updated: April 6, 2017



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