Liam Halligan

Liam Halligan


About Liam Halligan

Liam Halligan is an economist, writer and broadcaster - and also has extensive business experience. He is best known for his weekly Economics Agenda column in The Sunday Telegraph - which enjoys a large international following and has been recognized with a highly-coveted British Press Award.

Liam is also a highly-experienced public speaker and conference convenor. He has given key-note addresses to numerous high-level audiences, headlining at events run by Thomson Reuters, Euromoney, Adam Smith Conferences and the St Petersburg International Economic Forum. He has also hosted an array of conferences, often on complex economic and financial issues, for clients ranging from the Association of British Insurers and The Financial Services Authority to Thomson Reuters, Microsoft and the OECD 50th Anniversary Forum.

Along with his Telegraph role, Liam is also Editor-at-Large and columnist at Business New Europe - a leading source of English-language business, economics and political news and analysis covering 30 countries in Central, Eastern and Southeast Europe and the Former Soviet Union.

Between 2007 and 2013, he was Chief Economist at Prosperity Capital Management, the world's largest Russia/CIS-focused asset manager, controlling investments worth over $4bn for a range of institutional clients from Europe, the US and the Middle East, including pension funds, insurance companies, charities and sovereign wealth funds.

Liam first moved to Russia in 1994. During this period, he co-founded the Russian-European Centre for Economic Policy and Russian Economic Trends - the country's first post-Soviet macro-data source. He then reported for The Economist Intelligence Unit from Moscow and wrote a weekly column for The Moscow Times.

Returning to the UK, Liam became Political Correspondent for The Financial Times (based in Parliament) and between 1999 and 2006 was Economics Correspondent at Channel 4 News. He also wrote a weekly column for Sunday Business, before switching to The Sunday Telegraph in 2002.

Liam also researched, written and presented a series of hard-hitting Dispatches documentaries on economic and financial issues for Channel 4, presented Wake up to Money on BBC's Radio Five Live and his work has also appeared in The Spectator, New Statesman, Wall Street Journal, Prospect, Euromoney and GQ Magazine - where he wrote a column between 2008 and 2010.

A frequent commentator on global economic affairs for the BBC, CNN, CNBC, Sky and other broadcasting outlets, Liam also appears on flagship programmes such as BBC1's Question Time, Newsnight and Radio 4's Today Programme. He is also a regular guest on RT's Keiser Report, with Max Keiser & Stacy Herbert - the most watched financial news show in the world, with over 20m viewers.

Holding a First Class Hons. degree (Econ) from the University of Warwick and an M.Phil (Econ) from St Antony's College, Oxford, Liam sits on the Advisory Board of the Social Market Foundation, a Westminster-based think-tank and also The Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy, an ESRC-funded research body based in the University of Warwick's Economics Department. A citizen of the UK and also The Republic of Ireland, he is listed in Who's Who, De Bretts and the Dictionary of International Biography.

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