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.
Smith also writes columns for Tax Journal, Estates Gazette and other publications.
Prior to joining The Sunday Times, he worked for The Times, Financial Weekly, Now! Magazine, the Henley Centre for Forecasting and Lloyds Bank.
David is a visiting professor at both Cardiff University and Nottingham University, and has lectured at Nottingham’s Malaysia and Ningbo (China) campuses. He 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.
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
- 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
- Something Will Turn Up; Britain’s Economy Past, Present and Future
He was born and brought up in the West Midlands and studied at the Universities of Wales, Oxford and London.
As a keynote speaker, his speaking topics include:
- The Global Economy
- China – India
- The Credit Crisis
- Commodity Prices
- UK Economic and Political Outlook