Hamish McRae is Associate Editor of the online Independent newspaper in London, and its chief economic commentator. He is also a columnist on the London Evening Standard, and writes sometimes in the Daily Mail. Hamish is the author of the acclaimed work on the future, The World in 2020: Power, Culture and Prosperity. This was written in 1994, and it correctly predicted that it was probable that the UK would have left the EU by 2020. Hamish’s other books include Capital City – London as a Financial Centre, co-authored 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.
Hamish McRae’s awards include the David Watt Prize for outstanding political journalism in 2005, and the Business and Finance Journalist of the Year in the 2006 British Press Awards. He has been a council member of the Royal Economic Society, an Adjunct Professor at Trinity College, Dublin, and a Governor of the National Institute for Economic and Social Research.
Hamish McRae offers you insights into the world economy now, but also how it may develop over the next 30 years. He is writing a new book provisionally called The World in 2050 for Bloomsbury Publishing. He believes that a country’s cultural, intellectual and social resources are as important as its economic strengths – and that countries, organisations and companies can maximise their potential by fostering decent societies as well as organisational efficiency.
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