David Smith Keynote Speaker

  • Economics Editor at the Sunday Times
  • Prolific commentator and broadcaster
  • Expert on UK and global outlook

David Smith's Biography

David Smith has been Economics Editor of The Sunday Times since 1989, where he writes a weekly column. He is also an assistant editor, policy adviser and chief leader-writer.

Prior to joining The Sunday Times, he worked for The Times, Financial Weekly, Now! Magazine, the Henley Centre for Forecasting and Lloyds Bank.

He has won a number of awards, including the Harold Wincott award for Senior Financial Journalist of the Year. David writes monthly columns for Estates Gazette and Tax Journal. He is a regular contributor to Quantum and other publications.

David is the author of several books, including The Rise and Fall of Monetarism, North and South, From Boom to Bust, UK Current Economic Policy, Eurofutures, Will Europe Work?, Free Lunch: Easily Digestible Economics and The Dragon and the Elephant: China, India and the New World Order.

He is a visiting professor at Nottingham as well as Cardiff University, and have lectured at Nottingham’s campuses in Malaysia and Ningbo China.

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Videos of David Smith

In an age of instability: The UK economic outlook in an uncertain world (2013)
In an age of instability: The UK economic outlook in an uncertain world (2013)
On the economic state of the European Union (2011)
On the economic state of the European Union (2011)

Comments & Testimonials

Once again David Smith has demonstrated his talent for opening up the world of economics and finance to a general audience.
Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP

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