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 he has written since 2003. The column enjoys a large international following and has been recognized with a highly-coveted British Press Award. Liam is also a founder panellist of the weekly political debate show CNN Talk and writes regularly for UnHerd and The Spectator.
A frequent commentator on UK, European and global economic issues for the BBC, CNBC, Sky and other broadcasting outlets, Liam appears on flagship programs such as Question Time, This Week, Any Questions, Newsnight, Daily Politics and Radio 4’s Today programme.
Liam is Editor-at-Large and a shareholder of BNE-Intellinews , a leading source of English-language business, economics and political news and analysis covering the 30 countries in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. www.intellinews.com. He writes his “Invisible Hand” column in the monthly BNE magazine.
During the 1990s, Liam was Political Correspondent at The Financial Times, based at the House of Commons – where he was singled-out by the Downing Street Press Office as “impervious to spin” and “The Michael Caine of Economics”. He then joined Channel Four News – where for eight years he was the programme’s Economics Correspondent, winning a string of broadcasting awards, including the World Leadership Forum’s Business Broadcaster of the year twice in succession and the prestigious Wincott Business Broadcast Award an unprecedented three times.
Liam has researched, written and presented a series of award-winning Dispatches documentaries on economic and financial issues for Channel 4 – the most recent in November 2016. He has also written for The Economist, New Statesman, Wall Street Journal, Prospect, Euromoney and GQ Magazine – where he wrote a monthly column between 2008 and 2011 – and presented Wake up to Money on BBC’s Radio Five Live.
Between 2007 and 2013, Liam was Chief Economist at Prosperity Capital Management, an asset management company focussed on Russia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe, controlling investments for a range of institutional clients from Europe, the US and the Middle East, including pension funds, insurance companies, charities, endowments and sovereign wealth funds.
Liam holds a First Class (Hons) degree in economics from the University of Warwick, an M.Phil (Econ) from St Antony’s College, Oxford University, and was the first person in his family to go to university. He sits on the Advisory Board of both the Social Market Foundation and the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy, an ESRC-funded research body within the University of Warwick’s Economics Department.
Liam is a Governor of The John Lyon School, Harrow – which he attended during the 1980s on a scholarship, leaving as Head Boy. A citizen of both the UK and the Republic of Ireland, he is listed in Who’s Who, De Bretts and the Dictionary of International Biography.