Stephanie Flanders Biography
Former Economics Editor of the BBC who now works for JP Morgan as Chief Market Strategist for Europe and the UK.
Since October 2017, Stephanie Flanders has held the position as the Senior Executive Editor and Head of Economics for the financial, software, data, and media company, Bloomberg.
Prior to this, Stephanie was the Chief Market Strategist for the UK and Europe for J.P. Morgan Asset Management where she delivered insight into the economy and financial markets to thousands of professional investors across the UK, Europe and globally. Stephanie has also chaired the Royal Society of Arts’ Inclusive Growth Commission, which delivered its final report in the spring of 2017 and also occasionally appears as a financial and economics expert on programmes for the BBC.
Background / History
Stephanie Flanders was born in 1968 her father was the comic singer Michael Flanders of the duo Flanders and Swann – he died was she was 6. She went to St Paul’s Girls’ School and Balliol College, Oxford, where she got a first in PPE. She went on to study international economics and development and US politics at Harvard as a Kennedy scholar.
Prior to moving to JP Morgan in 2013, Stephanie was the BBC’s Economics Editor from April 2008 where her economic worldwide analysis, broadcast around the world, was widely respected. In this role, she also hosted her own economics discussion show, ‘Stephanomics’, for Radio 4 which asked and debated major questions about the world’s economy. At the same time, Stephanie also presented a BBC2 documentary series, ‘Masters of Money’, exploring the lives of Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, and Friedrich Hayek.
Stephanie originally joined the BBC as Newsnight’s Economics Editor and has also anchored some editions of Newsnight with an economic focus and has produced economic reports for Panorama.
Prior to joining the BBC, Stephanie was a former speechwriter and senior advisor to US Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers in the Second Clinton Administration, where she was closely involved in the management of emerging market crises and other major economic issues from 1997 to 2001. She has also worked as a reporter for the New York Times, and as principal editor of the UN’s 2002 Human Development Report.
Before heading off to the US, she was a lead editorial-writer and economics columnist at the FT, and an economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and London Business School.
Current / Past Roles & Positions
- Former lead writer for the Financial Times
- Speech writer and advisor to the United States Treasury
- Economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and London Business School
- BBC Economic Editor
- Chief Market Strategist for the UK and Europe at JP Morgan Asset
Awards, Accolades, Achievements & Honours
Stephanie’s blog, ‘Stephanomics’, won the 2010 Harold Wincott Foundation’s Award for online journalism. She was also its Broadcaster of the Year for 2011 and the Political Studies’ Association’s Broadcaster of the Year for 2012. She was elected to the governing council of the Royal Economic Society in 2007 and became a visiting fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford in 2008.
Formal, Informal, Interactive, Educational and Thought-provoking. Flanders is an expert speaker; fluent, calm and knowledgeable, she has made a career out of distilling complex economic stories into narratives you can use.
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“Stephanie Flanders has been an outstanding Chair of our annual policy summit for the last two years. Her ability to challenge and stimulate debate always secures the best contribution from speakers and delegates and plays a major contribution to the success of that day. I would happily recommend her.”
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