Tom Orlik is the chief economist at Bloomberg, based in Washington, DC. In this position he leads analysis of the world economy and manages the Bloomberg Economics global team. Previously, Orlik was the chief Asia economist for Bloomberg and China economics correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, based in Beijing. Prior to spending a decade in China, he was an economist for Stone & McCarthy Research Associates, a policy analyst at the British Treasury, and worked at the European Commission and International Monetary Fund. Orlik is the author of Understanding China’s Economic Indicators and China: The Bubble that Never Pops.