Liam Hal­li­gan

China Daily European Weekly - - LAST WORD -

Age: 48 Econ­o­mist, jour­nal­ist and broad­caster Ed­u­ca­tion: John Lyon School, Har­row, 1980 -87 Bach­e­lor of science in eco­nomics (first class hon­ors) 1991

Master of phi­los­o­phy in eco­nomics, St Antony’s Col­lege, Ox­ford, 1994

Ca­reer:

Re­search econ­o­mist, var­i­ous po­si­tions, 1991-95

Moscow reporter, The Econ­o­mist and eco­nomics colum­nist, Moscow Times, 1995-96

Po­lit­i­cal cor­re­spon­dent, the Fi­nan­cial Times, 1996-98

Eco­nomics cor­re­spon­dent, Chan­nel 4 News/ ITN, 1998-2007

Colum­nist, Tele­graph Me­dia Group, 2002 to present

Chief econ­o­mist, Pros­per­ity Cap­i­tal Man­age­ment, 2007-13

Econ­o­mist and strate­gist, New Sparta Hold­ings, 2013-16

Colum­nist and ed­i­tor-at-large, Busi­ness New Europe-In­tellinews, 2013present

Colum­nist and di­rec­tor, Un­herd.com, 2017-present

Res­i­dent pan­elist, CNN Talk, 2017present

Book: InColdBlood by Tru­man Capote. “Ev­ery sin­gle time I read it, I read it all the way through at once and don’t sleep. It is a won­der­ful piece of writ­ing and re­minds me of what jour­nal­ists can do.”

Film: TwelveAn­gryMen (1957, di­rected by Sid­ney Lumet) “It shows the power of or­a­tory and the fickle nature of opin­ions strongly held.” Mu­sic: TheRe­quiem by Wolf­gang Amadeus Mozart and Head Hunters by Her­bie Han­cock.

Food: Ge­or­gian cui­sine. “It is an in­cred­i­ble use of aubergines (egg­plant) and pomegranates. It is healthy, ex­tremely tasty and mas­sively un­der­rated. It has the po­ten­tial to go global, just as In­dian food has.”

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