Stephen King

Stephen King

Global economist and author

Economics & Finance, Government & Politics

  • Topics: Economics, Author, Brexit & Europe, Global Trends, Asia/China, Emerging Markets, Globalisation
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Languages: English


  • Redistribution of wealth
  • Global Ecomony
  • Globalisation
  • Emerging Markets
  • Rise of Asia

Stephen King is senior economic adviser at HSBC, having previously been their Chief Economist for 17 years. He was regularly the top-ranked global economist in the annual Extel survey.

King’s latest book, Grave New World was described by Lawrence Summers, the former US Treasury Secretary, as ‘a very important book at a crucial time’. His previous book, When the Money Runs Out was selected as a “book of the year” by the Financial Times, the Economist and the Times and was translated into several languages. His first book, Losing Control, was published in 2010.

In 2014, King became a member of the Financial Times “Exchange” which, in the FT’s words, offers “agenda-setting commentary from leading policymakers, academics and writers around the world”. In 2015, he became a Special Adviser to the UK House of Commons Treasury Committee.


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