Michael Taylor is a British economist with extensive knowledge and experience of the Far East.  He began his working life as a journalist, writing for Euromoney and The Daily Telegraph in London, then moving to the Far Eastern Economic Review in Hong Kong in 1988.

He joined Morgan Stanley as an economist in 1992 and later worked for Deutsche Bank and Credit Agricole in the Far East.

Since 2004 he has been based in the UK and in 2008 he started Coldwater Economics Ltd, to provide independent economic research.  Clients include investment banks and hedge funds worldwide.