David Smith – Keynote Speaker

Economics Editor of The Sunday Times since 1989

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Specialist Subjects

  • Global Economics
  • International Finance
  • Europe and the Euro
  • Financial Crisis
  • Financial Services


  • English


David Smith has been Economics Editor of The Sunday Times since 1989, where he writes a weekly column. He is also a leader-writer, an assistant editor and policy adviser. Since 2016 he has also been writing a weekly column for The Times, where he worked from 1984 to 1989.

David Smith is the author of several books, including The Rise and Fall of Monetarism; Mrs Thatcher’s Economics; North and South; From Boom to Bust; UK Current Economic Policy; Eurofutures; Will Europe Work?; Free Lunch: Easily Digestible Economics; The Dragon & the Elephant: China, India and the New World Order; The Age of Instability: The Global Financial Crisis and What Comes Next, and – in 2015 – Something Will Turn Up; Britain’s Economy Past, Present and Future.

He is a visiting professor at both Cardiff University and Nottingham University. He has won a number of awards, including the Harold Wincott Senior Financial Journalist of the Year Award, the Economics Commentator of the Year Award, the Business Journalist of the Year Award in the London Press Awards and Property Columnist of the Year.


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