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The economist and Sunday Telegraph columnist has also served as Channel 4’s Economics Correspondent, and worked as Chief Economist with a Moscow-based asset management firm. He covers UK, European, Russian and global economic stories for a range of publications. He is also the co-author of Clean Brexit: How to Make a Success of Leaving the European Union.


Liam Halligan is an economist and award-winning writer and broadcaster who pens the Economics Agenda column in the Sunday Telegraph. He also served as the economics correspondent for Channel 4 News.

Whilst based in Moscow Liam co-founded Russian Economic Trends, an independent economic research organisation, and the Russian European Centre for Economic Policy. He also wrote on Russia and the former Soviet states for The Economist, Euromoney and the Wall Street Journal. Returning to the UK he joined the Financial Times as Political Correspondent before taking the economy brief at Channel 4. He also wrote for the Sunday Telegraph before becoming its Economics Editor.

Liam returned to Moscow briefly working as Chief Economist at Prosperity Capital Management, an asset management company focussed on Russia and its neighbours. Back in the UK, he returned to the Sunday Telegraph as well as regularly writing for titles including The Spectator, New Statesman, Prospect, and GQ. He is Editor-at-Large of BNE-Intellinews, a provider of English-language news and analysis covering central and eastern Europe. He’s also a regular commentator on UK, European and global economic and political affairs on TV and radio appearing on the BBC, CNN, and Sky and programmes including Question Time, This Week, Newsnight, and Radio 4’s Today.

Specialising in areas including welfare, pensions, and consumer affairs, internationally Liam’s expertise lie in the economics and politics of the Euro and the EU as well as Russia. He is the co-author (with Gerard Lyons) of Clean Brexit: How to Make a Success of Leaving the European Union. In the book the two economists take a positive look at Brexit, suggesting that not only could the UK come out of the EU with a balanced, fair agreement, and that it could re-invent its economy and relations with the world, but that it could also inspire the sort of reform to the EU that remaining members have long demanded.

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