Philipp Carlsson-Szlezak is BCG's Chief Economist and a Managing Director and Partner in the firm's New York office. He leads the Center for Macroeconomics at the BCG Henderson Institute. 

Philipp previously was Chief Economist at AB Bernstein (Sanford C. Bernstein LLC) where he covered the economy for institutional investors across the global asset management industry. Earlier in his career, he spent more than ten years advising financial institutions and governments at BCG, the OECD, and McKinsey & Company. 

Philipp's research covers structural, cyclical, and firm-level themes, and he advises clients on both strategic and tactical macro questions. A frequent author, speaker, and commentator, his research is often cited in the financial press and beyond.


  • Macroeconomics
  • Structural change and the modern cycle
  • Debt, stimulus, short and long rates, and inflation
  • Growth and productivity growth
  • Monetary policy and policy effectiveness
  • Market structure, monopolies, and regulatory risk


  • BSc London School of Economics
  • Ph.D. University of Oxford