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.
George Magnus is an independent economist and commentator, an Associate at the China Centre, Oxford University, and an adviser to some asset management companies.
He is a regular contributor to the Financial Times, Prospect Magazine and other written media, and appears regularly on BBC TV and radio, Bloomberg TV and other outlets.
- Josephine Moulds, The Daily Telegraph
- The looming threat of a yuan depreciation
Sino-American trade war could trigger a currency shock in Asian markets Read more →
- Political heat is rising in China’s summer
Xi Jinping's unassailability over the winter is being challenged by numerous developments this summer Read more →
- Beidaihe, and the shifting sands in trade, CNY and economic policy
It's an important time for China's top Party brass to review Trump's trade war and the economy Read more →
- Are we headed for a currency war?
Trade wars do enough harm but the Sino-US dispute continues to escalate Read more →
- Donald Trump has a point about China’s technology abuses
But a further round of tariffs on goods is contentious and damaging Read more →
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