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Henry Curr

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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…. asked the big questions about the global economy and answered them in a thoughtful and thought-provoking manner”

Wincott Foundation

Henry Curr is the Economics Editor for The Economist and their principal leader writer on economics, he also oversee economics coverage throughout the magazine and writes briefings.

He has written a number of Special Reports for the paper including the October 2020 review   ‘The peril and the promise –  the covid-19 pandemic will accelerate change in the world economy‘.   In this report, he outlines both the opportunities and the dangers.  To date, he has had written or has contributed to some 20 cover stories at The Economist, mostly on the state of the global economy but also written about housing, tax, central banking and the future of global commerce.

Henry joined The Economist in 2014 as Britain economics correspondent before moving to Washington, DC to cover America. In 2018, he became the youngest Economics Editor in the magazine’s history.  He often appear on television and radio and he moderates and speaks at events.

In 2019, his work on inequality was shortlisted for the Society of Professional Economists’ Rybczynski Prize for economics writing and 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 ‘ asks the big questions about the global economy and answered them in a thoughtful and thought-provoking manner’

Debt will be a burden on Western societies for decades - CNBC Interview

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