Linda Yueh: Biography highlights

Linda Yueh is an economist and commentator on global economic issues. The current economics correspondent for Bloomberg Television, she is one of the most respected keynote speakers and authority on effects of globalization and drivers of economic growth and development.

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About Linda Yueh

Linda Yueh is an economist, broadcaster, and writer. Dr. Yueh is Fellow in Economics at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University and Adjunct Professor of Economics at London Business School. She is Visiting Professor at LSE IDEAS, London School of Economics and Political Science’s foreign policy centre, Associate Fellow (Global Economy and Finance Department & U.S. and the Americas Programme) at Chatham House, and was Visiting Professor of Economics at Peking University.

She is a TV and radio presenter, including for BBC Radio 4 and the World Service, as well as having fronted BBC TV series, such as The New Middle Class, Next Billionaires, and Working Lives.

Dr. Yueh is Chair of the Royal Commonwealth Society and Non-Executive Director of Rentokil Initial as well as Trustee of the Coutts Foundation and Malaria No More UK. She serves on the Policy Committee of the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at the London School of Economics and is a Fellow (FRSA) of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).

She is a widely published author and Editor of the Routledge Economic Growth and Development book series. Her latest book, The Great Economists: How Their Ideas Can Help Us Today is published by Viking/ Penguin Random House (The Times’s Best Business Books of the Year) and What Would the Great Economists Do? How Twelve Brilliant Minds Would Solve Today’s Biggest Problems (Newsweek’s Best Books of the Year (so far)) by Picador/ Macmillan in the U.S. She is represented by Janklow & Nesbit.

Previously, she was Chief Business Correspondent for BBC News and host of Talking Business with Linda Yueh for BBC World TV and BBC News Channel based in Singapore. She had been Economics Editor and anchor at Bloomberg TV in London. Previously, she was an attorney at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York.

Professor Yueh has advised the World Bank, European Commission, Asian Development Bank, World Economic Forum in Davos, among others. She was Non-Executive Director of the FTSE-listed companies, JPMorgan Asian Investment Trust and Baillie Gifford’s Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust.

She was previously Co-Chair of the Global Cities Business Alliance (GCBA) of London First; Board Member of London & Partners; Advisory Board Member of The Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF); and advisor to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).



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"The Great Economists": an interview with Linda Yueh
"The Great Economists": an interview with Linda Yueh
Linda Yueh on China's Growth: The Making of an Economic Superpower?
Linda Yueh on China's Growth: The Making of an Economic Superpower?
What History Tells Us About Trade Deficits
What History Tells Us About Trade Deficits
Trust: 10 years after the financial crisis, have we learnt the lessons?
Trust: 10 years after the financial crisis, have we learnt the lessons?
Confederation of Passenger Transport UK

A knowledgeable economist who is a great presenter. She clearly knows her subject well.'

World Travel and Tourism Council

'I want to personally thank Dr. Yueh for the fantastic role she played in moderating no less than three of the sessions this year at the 17th WTTC Global Summit in Bangkok. Her continued contribution, level of questioning, and insight into the issues and individuals on stage is extremely valued and it added immensely to the success of the entire Summit.'

British Chambers of Commerce

'We have had a huge amount of compliments from attendees about Dr. Yueh's speech and Q&A, and we thought she did a fantastic job.'

Aberdeen Asset Management

'She is an excellent speaker, she knows her subjects perfectly, able to answer any question, and on top of that a very nice and accessible person to work with.'

CBS Outdoor

'Very knowledgeable, kept delegates focused on what could have been quite a dry subject! Analysis of future economic trends and those relating to the advertising industry was insightful but raised nothing that was really unexpected.'


'Linda is a fantastic speaker with a great command of her subject. She is highly personable and very approachable.'

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