Keynote speaker David Smith is an accomplished Economics editor, writer and speaker. He delivers talks on global financial and economic issues. He gives audiences a thorough understanding and overview of relevant topics and current issues.
David Smith is the Economics Editor of The Sunday Times and has been since 1989. He writes a weekly column. He is also chief leader-writer, an assistant editor and policy adviser. In addition to his column at The Sunday Times, he also writes columns for the CBI’s Business Voice, Tax Journal and other publications. David frequently speaks and broadcasts to a wide variety of audiences. Prior to joining The Sunday Times, he worked for The Times, Financial Weekly, Now! Magazine, the Henley Centre for Forecasting and Lloyds Bank.
David Smith has written 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 and, most recently, The Age of Instability: The Global Financial Crisis and What Comes Next.
He was born and brought up in the West Midlands and studied at the Universities of Wales, Oxford and London. He is a visiting professor at both Cardiff University and Nottingham University, and has lectured at Nottingham’s Malaysia and Ningbo (China) campuses.
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