Former Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane is joining the Financial Times as a contributing editor in London. He will write a monthly column examining the economic and social shifts shaping our world today.

One of the most distinguished economists and public servants in British public life in recent years, Haldane currently serves as chief executive of the Royal Society of Arts. He is an honorary professor at the Universities of Nottingham, Manchester and Exeter, a visiting professor at King's College, London, and a visiting fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford. He also recently held the position of permanent secretary for levelling up at the Cabinet Office.

FT Editor Roula Khalaf said: "Andy is one of the most formidable economic thinkers of our time, and a writer of great clarity and depth. I am thrilled that Andy has decided to join the FT as a contributing editor and columnist." 

Andy Haldane said: “I am delighted to be contributing to the fantastic work of the Financial Times, which I have long admired and which is respected worldwide. The Financial Times has long held a preeminent role in public debate and that role has never been more important than now.”

Haldane’s first column will appear in print on Saturday 4th March. 


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