The Financial Times has today added a daily curated economics newsletter to its subscriber offering. Martin Sandbu’s Free Lunch will provide a spirited take on the big economic questions of the day.

The email newsletter, written by economist Martin Sandbu, will land in FT subscribers’ inboxes by lunchtime in Europe each weekday, Monday – Friday. It will feature Martin’s daily analysis of a leading global economy policy topic, as well as other relevant reading from the FT and beyond.

Andrew Jack, the FT’s head of aggregation, said: “Martin Sandbu’s Free Lunch enhances our offerings for busy readers wanting to focus on the issues that matter. It provides high quality original analysis on the big economic issues. Free Lunch follows the launch of our early morning daily newsletter FirstFT and is produced by a new and growing editorial team focused on the curation of the best news and analysis.”

Martin Sandbu was formerly the FT’s economics leader writer, shaping the FT’s leaders on international economic policy questions such as the eurozone sovereign debt crisis and the remaking of global financial regulation. The name and practice of the “Free lunch” – that nothing comes for nothing – has inspired writers from Rudyard Kipling to the economist Milton Friedman, whose There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch was published in 1975.

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Emily Gibbs
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About Martin Sandbu:

Prior to joining the Financial Times Martin worked as an academic researcher and policy adviser on topics in economics, political economy, and philosophy. He spent two years at Columbia University as a postdoctoral fellow in economic development, and three years as a lecturer in ethics and corporate responsibility at the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania). He remains a non-resident Senior Research Fellow at Wharton’s Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research.

Martin holds a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Balliol College, Oxford University, and completed a Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government at Harvard University in 2003.