Announced: Henry Curr
Posted on the 4th February 2015 by Shanta, Communications Coordinator
Welcome to the next exciting speaker of WES 2015
Henry Curr is a journalist who is currently Britain Economics Correspondent for The Economist newspaper. In addition to his career as a journalist, he has also worked in economics consulting and investment banking. Through his role at The Economist, he is a prominent presence in the British financial press.
Curr was educated at Oxford, reading Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Magdalen College from 2008 to 2011, where he received a first class honours upon graduation. During his undergraduate studies, he received numerous academic plaudits including the Peter Davies Prize for Philosophy and the Weldon-Burchardt Prize for PPE in 2010 and the John Hicks Foundation Prize in 2011. Curr also was in the top 10 out of over 200 PPE students at Oxford following his final year examinations, leading to further honour from the University. Curr then went on to study an M.Phil in Economics, also at Magdalen College, Oxford between 2011 and 2013, graduating with distinction.
During his time as a postgraduate, Curr also worked at Goldman Sachs in the field of European Economics Research, where he focused upon analysing the reduction in cross border lending between various banks in the aftermath of the European debt crisis. After leaving Oxford, Curr worked as a consultant and analyst at Frontier Economics, where he advised companies on a wide range of economic issues between 2013 and 2014. In September 2014, he joined The Economist as Britain Economics Correspondent. At The Economist, he writes for both the print edition and their Free Exchange blog on issues related to British macroeconomics, microeconomics and finance issues, where he has become a leading commentator in the British media.
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