Liam Halligan is an economics commentator for Telegraph Media Group. Since 2003, he has written his weekly Sunday Telegraph Economics Agenda column, which enjoys a wide international following and has been recognised with numerous industry accolades, including a highly-coveted British Press Award.
Mr Halligan is also Editor-at-Large of Business New Europe, a leading source of English-language business, economics and political news and analysis covering the 30 countries in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union.
From 2007-2013 he was Chief Economist at Prosperity Capital Management (PCM), one of the world’s leading asset management firms, with investments worth $5bn across Russia and the FSU. His interest in Russia dates back to the early 1990s, when he moved to Moscow and co-founded Russian Economic Trends – a widely respected source of independent data and commentary. During that period, he wrote an influential column in The Moscow Times. He went on to cover Russia for The Economist and The Economist Intelligence Unit.
Mr Halligan has also been a political correspondent at The Financial Times, based at the House of Commons. He also spent seven years as Economics Correspondent at Channel 4 News, where he won a string of broadcasting awards, including the highly-prestigious Wincott Business Broadcast Award an unprecedented three times as well as the World Leadership Forum’s Business Broadcasting Journalist of the Year (twice). While at Channel 4 News, he also researched, wrote and presented a series of hard-hitting Dispatches investigations.
Mr Halligan holds a First Class (Hons) degree in economics from the University of Warwick and an MPhil (Econ) from St Antony’s College, Oxford University. As a young academic economist, he held research posts at The International Monetary Fund and The International Food Policy Research Institute (both based in Washington DC), The Social Market Foundation (a Westminster think-tank) and The London School of Economics.
Mr Halligan is listed in Who’s Who, DeBretts People of Today and The Dictionary of International Biography and is a citizen of both the UK and The Republic of Ireland.