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Cristobal Arias has over 8 years experience in the macroeconomic research industry. He is a Senior Cost Analyst at CRU, leading its Cost Macro Service and incorporating climate-related themes on commodities traded in the freight markets.

Before joining CRU in 2023, Cristobal worked as an economist at Fitch Solutions and KPMG UK, analysing global country risk trends and assessing macroeconomic scenarios for regulatory purposes. He also has experience in economic forecasting for emerging markets at investment research providers and startups.

Cristobal has a BSc in Economics (Political Economy) and MSc in Economic Theory from Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico.

He holds postgraduate degrees in Economics and Finance from University College London and the London School of Economics and Political Science.