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David Smith


Economics Editor & Finance Speaker

David Smith is the Economics Editor of The Sunday Times and is a regular speaker at conferences and business events on the UK economy and Brexit.

David has worked for the Sunday Times since 1989 having started his career as an Economic Report Writer for Lloyds Bank, before moving to the Henley Centre in a forecasting role.

He moved into journalism, writing on Business and Economics for Now! Magazine and Financial Weekly before becoming Economics Correspondent of The Times in 1984.

He went across to The Sunday Times in 1989 as Economics Editor and is now also their Policy Advisor and Assistant Editor. He writes a weekly column and is chief leader-writer. He also writes columns for the CBI’s Business Voice, Tax Journal, Professional Investor, British Industry and The Manufacturer.

A successful author, his book Free Lunch is described as a smart and witty introduction to economics, while The Age of Instability sets the near collapse of the international financial markets and the banking system in a global and historical context.

His last book “Something Will Turn Up: Britain’s economy, past, present, and future” was published in July 2015.

He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Wales and was a Winner of the Harold Wincott, Senior Financial Journalist of the year award

David is a popular choice of speaker gifted in his ability to present complex economic issues in a straight forward manner, explaining everything from the global financial crisis to the state of Europe and the rise of the new economic giants.


David Smith is a regular speaker at business and academic events. He talks on-

• UK Current Economic Policy
• The UK & Europe
• The Economic Arena
• The US Federal Reserve
• Property
• Brexit


Political & Brexit & Economy