Hamish McRae

Associate Editor

The Independent Economist

Among Europe’s foremost speakers on global future trends in economics, business and society

Hamish McRae is one of Europe’s top speakers on future trends in economics, business and society. He is the principal economic commentator for The Independent online, and a columnist for the London Evening Standard and Mail on Sunday.
He is also the author of the acclaimed work on the future, The World in 2020: Power, Culture and Prosperity.”His latest book, The World in 2050 – How to think about the future carries on his analysis of the future of the world economy and is published by Bloomsbury this month”

McRae’s other books include Capital City – London as a Financial Centre, coauthored with Frances Cairncross, and What Works: Success in Stressful Times, which was long-listed for the Business Book of the Year at the FT/Goldman Sachs Awards in New York in 2010. His awards include both junior and senior Harold Wincott awards, the David Watt Prize for outstanding political journalism, and he was the Business and Finance Journalist of the Year in the 2006 British Press Awards.

He is an Adjunct Professor at Trinity College, Dublin, and has been a Visiting Professor at the School of Management at Lancaster University, a council member of the Royal Economic Society, and a Governor of the National Institute for Economic and Social Research. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

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