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Stephanie Flanders

London, UK

Head of Bloomberg Economics

BBC Economics Editor (2008-13)

Special Advisor to the US Treasury, Clinton Administration (1997-2001)

Stephanie Flanders is a seasoned economic commentator and policy practitioner, with high-level experience of working in London, New York and Washington D.C.

She began her career as an economist at the London Business School and the Institute for Fiscal Studies, before becoming a leader writer and columnist at the Financial Times (FT). She left the FT in 1997 to become speech-writer and special advisor to US Treasury Secretaries Robert Rubin and Lawrence Summers during the Clinton Administration, where she was involved in the management of emerging market crises in Asia, Russia and Latin America, and the reform of global economic development policy.

Stephanie Flanders left Washington in 2001 to become a correspondent at the New York Times. She subsequently served as principal editor of the United Nations’ 2002 Human Development Report, before moving onto work for BBC2’s Newsnight programme from 2002. Stephanie replaced Evan Davis as the BBC’s Economics Editor in Spring 2008. In 2013 she left the BBC for a role as J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s Chief Market Strategist for the UK and Europe. In June 2017, she returned to journalism and joined Bloomberg to lead their new economics division.

Our Comment

"Stephanie’s analysis of the credit crisis as it unfolded through 2008/9 made her a familiar face on British TV screens. Her commentary on the outlook for the UK and global economies is in high demand; she is also a strong and confident moderator. "

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