Economics Commentator, Daily Telegraph
Economic Commentator, Telegraph Newspapers
Editor-at-Large, Business New Europe
Liam Halligan became a journalist in 1995, when he joined The Economist as a reporter based in Moscow and began writing a column on Russian economics and politics in The Moscow Times. After several years, he returned to the UK and became a Political Correspondent at the Financial Times, reporting from the House of Commons, before moving on to Channel Four News, where he returned to reporting on economics.
Liam spent 8 years at Channel Four News, covering economics and business from the UK and across the world, compiling reports and making films from Europe, America, Asia and the Middle East. He also researched, wrote and presented several documentaries for Channel Four’s highly-repsected Dispatches programme and presented “Wake up to Money” on Radio Five Live.
In 2004, Liam began writing his weekly Economics Agenda column for the Sunday Telegraph – and has been writing it ever since. One of the most important and influential economic commentaries in the UK media, Economics Agenda covers domestic and international issues, enjoys a wide international following and has been recognised with numerous industry accolades, including a highly-coveted British Press Award. Liam has also won a string of awards for his broadcasting, including the prestigious Wincott Award an unprecedented three times.
From 2007 to 2013, Liam worked for Prosperity Capital Management – an asset-management company specialising in Russia/CIS investments. He spent several years during that period living in Moscow with his family.
In 2014, Liam became Editor-at-Large at Business New Europe, a leading source of English-language economic, business and political news from Eastern and Southern Europe, Russia/CIS and Central Asia.
He is meanwhile a regular commentator on global economic issues on BBC TV and radio, CNN, CNBC, Sky and other broadcasting outlets.
Liam holds a First Class Hons. degree (Econ) from the University of Warwick and an M.Phil (Econ) from Oxford University. He is a citizen of both the UK and the Republic of Ireland and was born and brought up in London. He was the first person in his family to go to university.
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