Jonathan Ashworth is an independent economist. He previously worked as a global and UK economist at Morgan Stanley, and has held economist/global macro strategy positions at Barclays Wealth. Ashworth has also worked as an economist in the productivity and structural reform team at HM Treasury, where he worked on the ‘five tests’ of whether the UK should join the euro. His academic work has been cited by major global institutions such as the International Monetary Fund, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Bank for International Settlements, Bank of England and the European Central Bank. His new book, Quantitative easing: the great central bank experiment, is set to be published in July 2020.