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David Smith

David Smith is Economics Editor of The Sunday Times, as well as the paper’s Assistant Editor and Policy Advisor, and a regular contributor to CBI’s Business Voice.


Among the first to predict a V-shaped recovery, he was careful to say that it would take time to become discernible. After a turbulent few years during which businesses have faced unprecedented challenges, David provides insight into what may be coming next, and how companies can best protect themselves.


A widely respected economics commentator, David is the author of several books, including From Boom to Bust, Will Europe Work?, The Age of Instability, and The Dragon and the Elephant: China, India and the New World Order. His most recent work, Free Lunch, is a guide to economics for the lay person now that it seems essential we all understand the subject.


Before moving to the nation’s most widely read Sunday broadsheet, David worked for The Times and Financial Weekly, as well as the Henley Centre for Forecasting and Lloyds Bank. He has won a number of prizes, including the Harold Wincott Award for Financial Journalist of the Year.

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