Gabriel Stein graduated from the Stockholm School of Economics in 1980. Following a year in Israel, where he worked at the Israeli Ministry of Finance, he returned to Stockholm and set up his own economics research and public affairs consultancy, Stein Brothers.

In 1990 he moved to London, where he continued to run Stein Brothers for a year. A year later he joined Lombard Street Research to help set up that company’s World Service, becoming a Director of the company in 1995. During more than 20 years as LSR Chief International Economist, he wrote and commented on all the major world economies.

Since August 2012 he is Managing Director of Stein Brothers (UK), a macroeconomic research consultancy. He is a Special Advisor to Oxford Economics and Chief Economic Advisor to OMFIF (the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum). He is also a Senior Fellow of the Adam Smith Institute and a Non-resident Senior Fellow of the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China in Beijing. On 1st June 2013 he was appointed Visiting Professor in the Department of Economics at Royal Holloway University of London.

Gabriel has written and commented extensively on topics such as the problems of monetary unions, demographics and pensions issues, broad money and credit flows and on sectoral financial balances. In 2005 he predicted that central bankers would lose their semi-divine status through failure to control asset-price bubbles, a forecast confirmed by the Great Recession of 2008-2010. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences.

Gabriel has written Tänk Bakåt (a short biography of Vilfredo Pareto), and a dictionary of financial terms (both in Swedish) and two pamphlets for the think-tank Politeia. He has also written an historical novel which has received a number of kind letters of rejection; and he has an MA in Military History from the University of Buckingham.