Mark J. Purdy is a managing director and chief economist at Accenture Research. His research examines issues at the intersection of macroeconomics and business, such as globalization, international competitiveness, economic growth and jobs. Recent projects have focused on Chinese productivity, emerging-market geographic strategy, inclusive economic growth and the economic impact of new technologies such as the Internet of Things. He is one of the co-authors of Accenture’s recent study on the internet of things, "The Growth Game Changer," launched at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in January 2015. He is a member of the European Government-Business Relations Council.
Purdy has published widely in tier-1 media and specialized publications such as Strategy & Leadership, Rotman Management, Business Economics, Thunderbird International Review of Business, the European Business Review, HBR Online, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fortune, The Global Economy Journal and The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Disease.
Before joining Accenture, he was an economic advisor at the U.K. Competition Commission, the Consumers’ Association and Ireland’s National Economic and Social Council. He has a Bachelor’s and a master’s degree in economics from Trinity College, Dublin.