Colin Ellis

Colin Ellis

The Department of Economics
Visiting Research Fellow

Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


  • BSc (York)
  • MSc (LSE)


Colin Ellis is the Chief Economist and Head of Research at the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA). He has previously worked in the City at Daiwa Capital Markets, and as a senior economist and manager at the Bank of England, where he also wrote the Inflation Report and managed the Quarterly Bulletin. He frequently speaks at a variety of events, and is a seasoned media commentator.

As a visiting research fellow, Colin lectures on practical issues in economic such as quantitative easing and the European sovereign debt crisis. He interests also include new econometric techniques and developments, and original research on private equity and venture capital.

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Ellis, C and Steer, J (2011), ‘Are UK venture capital and private equity valuations over-optimistic?’, BVCA Research Paper, April.

Bunn, P and Ellis, C (2009), ‘Price-setting behavior in the United Kingdom: a micro data approach’, Bank of England Quarterly Bulletin, Q1.

Ellis, C (2009), ‘Quantitative easing: will it generate demand or inflation?’, World Economics, Vol. 10, No. 2. 

Ellis, C and Groth, C (2003), ‘Long-run equilibrium ratios of business investment to output in the United Kingdom’, Bank of England Quarterly Bulletin, Summer.

Castle, J and Ellis, C (2002), ‘Building a real-time database for GDP(E)’, Bank of England Quarterly Bulletin, Spring.

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Macro analysis (e.g. GDP, public finances) and interest rates and monetary policy; former Senior Economist/Manager at the Bank of England; currently Chief Economist at British Venture Capital Association

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