Mark Purdy

Senior Economist

Background & Experience

Mark Purdy is Managing Director of Purdy & Associates, an advisory and thought leadership firm focused on issues at the intersection of economics, technology, and business. His recent publications have examined the economic and business impact of next-wave technologies, such as AI, virtual reality, digital twins, and swarm intelligence. He is the originator of Accenture’s Business Futures program which examines how the collision of technological, geopolitical, and social trends creates alternative futures for business. His work also looks at the growing role of geopolitics in technology, trade, and investment. Purdy is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Community of Chief Economists and of the European Ad Hoc Council. He speaks on topics such as the impact of new technologies and business futures at conferences, client workshops, and seminars around the world.

Purdy has published widely in tier-1 media and specialized publications such as Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, and the Financial Times.

Purdy was previously Managing Director of Economic Research at Accenture (2000-2020). Prior to that, he was an economic advisor at the U.K. Competition Commission, the Consumers’ Association, and Ireland’s National Economic and Social Council. He has a B.A. (Hons) and a master’s degree in economics from Trinity College, Dublin.

  • Thought Leadership
  • Management Consulting
  • Business Strategy
  • Market Research