Freya Beamish is the Chief Asia Economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, an independent research firm based in England. She has several years of experience in covering the global economy, with a particular focus on China, Japan, and Korea. While her focus is on Asia, Beamish takes a global approach to economics. She identifies forces outside Asia that have the potential to cause catalyze trends in the economies she covers. This integrated approach enabled her to call crucial shifts such as the bubble in Asian credit markets in 2013 before the U.S. taper-tantrum.