Richard Davies Speaker

Richard Davies

Chief of Staff of the LSE Growth Commission, author and research economist

Richard Davies: Biography highlights

Richard is an economist based in London. Chief of Staff of the LSE Growth Commission, run by the Centre for Economic Performance and a visiting fellow at University College London.

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Full biography of Richard Davies

He is a fellow at the London School of Economics and has held senior posts in economic policymaking and journalism. He has been Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers at HM Treasury, an economist and speechwriter at the Bank of England and economics editor of The Economist.

Richard is the author of Extreme Economies– Lessons from the World’s Limits, (Penguin, 2019). This important new book tells the personal stories of people living in extreme situations—from America’s largest high-security prison, to the aftermath of the world’s most devastating natural disaster, to the oldest, most technologically advanced and unequal cities he set out on a 100,000-mile journey, interviewing over 500 people as he went.

In addition to Extreme Economies, he has published widely on economics. He was the editor of The Economist’s recent guide to economics (Profile, 2015; CITIC 2018) and his articles have featured in The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Times and 1843 Magazine.

Richard is a founding trustee of CORE, a charity which provides open-access resources for economics teachers and students in universities across the world.

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Extreme Economies: Survival and the future with Richard Davies | WIRED Virtual Briefing
Extreme Economies: Survival and the future with Richard Davies | WIRED Virtual Briefing
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Richard Davies discusses key insight from his recently published book 'Extreme Economies'
Richard Davies discusses key insight from his recently published book 'Extreme Economies'
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Brandon Adams Podcast #24:  Richard Davies on Extreme Economies
Brandon Adams Podcast #24: Richard Davies on Extreme Economies
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Bank of England

We learn most about ourselves at times of extreme stress and challenge. Using nine compelling country case studies, Richard Davies brilliantly demonstrates that the same is true of our economic systems. In its approach and insights, Extreme Economies is a revelation - and a must-read.'

Andy Haldane
Chief Economist

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