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George Magnus has occupied a front row seat as events have challenged governments, economies and financial systems around the world since the Great Financial Crisis in 2008. He is widely credited with having identified the trigger points leading to the crisis and with helping us to understand its lingering consequences.

Once the Chief Economist of UBS, George now works as an independent economist, author and speaker. His views and opinions appear regularly in the written and social media, radio and TV. He is the author of The Age of Aging (2008) which assesses one of our leading contemporary economic and social challenges, and of Uprising: will emerging markets shape or shake the world economy? (2011), which considers the rise of and prospects for emerging markets, especially China. His new book, Red Flags: why Xi Jinping’s China is in Jeopardy, will be published by Yale University Press in 2018.

This website gathers together many of George Magnus’s articles, opinion pieces and commentaries on these and other topics, and offers an opportunity for feedback.

Britain is now running a current budget surplus—time to give the NHS some help

Osborne’s target has been reached, albeit two years late. Now is the time to make the case for renewed public spending

Belt and Road Initiative stokes India-China confrontation

Beijing’s infrastructure plans are making big Asian neighbors nervous

Changes are afoot in Xi Jinping’s China—and they matter to us all

It’s a week of important meetings in Beijing. Here’s what’s happening—and what we should look out for