Henry Curr Keynote Speaker
- Economics Editor, The Economist
- Highly commended for prestigious Wincott Prize for 'Journalism of the Year', 2019
- Incisive new voice on the global economy
Henry Curr's Biography
Henry Curr is the Economics Editor for The Economist, overseeing their economics coverage and writing many of their world-renowned leaders, briefings and special reports.
Henry has led The Economist’s economics commentary through the pandemic, the return of inflation, the energy crisis and the American banking crisis of 2023. His most recent special report, published in October 2022, argued that inflation would remain stubbornly above 2% and that central banks would eventually be tempted to raise their inflation targets. In April 2022 Henry wrote “The Fed that failed” cover leader, which accurately predicted that American interest rates would need to rise above 5% to contain inflation at a time when markets expected rates only to around 3%. To date, Henry has written or contributed to some 30 cover stories at The Economist, including stories on labour markets, public debt and the future of global commerce. He has written extensively about the effect of tensions between the US and China.
Henry joined The Economist as Britain economics correspondent in 2014 and was the magazine’s main writer on the American economy from 2015-18, a period that included the first monetary tightening since the global financial crisis and the Trump tax cuts. He often appears on television and radio and he moderates and speaks at events. His experience includes on-stage discussions with Nobel-prizewinners, appearing as a panelist at the International Monetary Fund and Brookings Institution, chairing conferences and giving presentations on the state of the global economy.
In September 2021, Henry was awarded the Society of Professional Economists’ Rybczynski Prize for his essay on quantitative easing. He was highly commended in the “Journalism of the Year” category at the prestigious Wincott Awards for business, economic and financial journalism. The Wincott Foundation commented that Henry ‘ asked the big questions about the global economy and answered them in a thoughtful and thought-provoking manner’.
Henry Curr's Speaking Topics
• Economic outlook / landscape for businesses
• Why inflation will be hard to bring down
• AI's economic impact
• How ageing, climate and defence are squeezing government budgets
• Biden’s economic doctrine
• The US/China economic relationship
• Europe's exposure to US/China tensions