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 chief leader-writer, an assistant editor and policy adviser.

David also writes columns for the CBI’s Business Voice, Tax Journal and other publications. He speaks and broadcasts regularly to a wide variety of audiences.
Prior to joining The Sunday Times, David worked for The Times and the Henley Centre for Forecasting.

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 and, most recently, The Age of Instability: The Global Financial Crisis and What Comes Next.

He is a Visiting Professor at both Cardiff University and Nottingham University, and has lectured at Nottingham’s Malaysia and Ningbo (China) campuses.

David Smith has won a number of awards, including the Harold Wincott Senior Financial Journalist of the Year Award, the 2013 Economics Commentator of the Year Award and the 2014 Business Journalist of the Year Award in the London Press Awards.

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