Director, United States
Area of Expertise: US fiscal, financial, and trade policy; elections
Sean West has led development of the firm's approach to Washington-based political risk for financial market and corporate clients since 2008. His research focuses on macroeconomic and fiscal policy, trade issues such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and housing finance reform.
Prior to joining Eurasia Group, Sean worked on financial management issues for US federal government agencies and then addressed risk issues as a management consultant at Deloitte. He has also worked at the Federal Reserve Bank, where he published a number of articles on housing. Sean has appeared on broadcast outlets including CNBC, CNN, NPR, and Fox News and is widely cited in publication including the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg View, and Politico. Business Insider cites him as "the analyst who nailed the Fiscal Cliff" and a New York Times Magazine piece referred to him as "remarkably prescient."
Sean holds an MPP from University of California, Berkeley and a BS in International Politics from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. He also studied politics and government at the London School of Economics and Political Science.