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Hamish McRae

The principal economic commentator for The Independent newspaper, Hamish McRae's work focuses on excellence in the world economy, the shift of economic power to Asia and how technology interacts with human capital to shift competitive advantage. A futurist, author and keynote speaker, Hamish clarifies complex economic issues. He is a leading world expert on emerging markets.

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Hamish McRae Biography

Associate Editor of The Independent, Economist, futurist, author and keynote speaker, Hamish McRae clarifies complex economic issues, and is a leading world expert on emerging markets.

Currently focussing on the shift of power to the economies of Asia, Hamish is also one of the foremost thought leaders on the unique opportunities created by the economic downturn and the impact of new technologies on society.

His latest book, What Works – Success in Stressful Times, was longlisted for the Goldman Sachs/Financial Times Business Book of the Year prize, and explores why some societies achieve sustained success and how others can learn from their processes.

Hamish is also placed amongst Europe’s leading futurists. He is associate editor and principal economic commentator of The Independent and The Independent on Sunday, and author of the acclaimed work on the future The World...

Associate Editor of The Independent, Economist, futurist, author and keynote speaker, Hamish McRae clarifies complex economic issues, and is a leading world expert on emerging markets.

Currently focussing on the shift of power to the economies of Asia, Hamish is also one of the foremost thought leaders on the unique opportunities created by the economic downturn and the impact of new technologies on society.

His latest book, What Works – Success in Stressful Times, was longlisted for the Goldman Sachs/Financial Times Business Book of the Year prize, and explores why some societies achieve sustained success and how others can learn from their processes.

Hamish is also placed amongst Europe’s leading futurists. He is associate editor and principal economic commentator of The Independent and The Independent on Sunday, and author of the acclaimed work on the future The World in 2020: Power, Culture and Prosperity.

Hamish was named Business and Finance Journalist of the Year 2006 at the British Press Awards.
He has also written Capital City – London as a Financial Centre, with Frances Cairncross, and Wake-up Japan, co-authored with Tadashi Nakamae.

Other awards include Financial Journalist of the Year in 1979, a special merit award in the first Amex Bank essay awards in 1987, 1996 Columnist of the Year in the Periodical Publisher’s Awards,  the David Watt Prize for outstanding political journalism in 2005.

He has an MA in Economics and Political Science from Trinity College, Dublin, where he is now an adjunct professor at the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy. He is a former council member of the Royal Economic Society.

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