David Smith has been economics editor of The Sunday Times since 1989, where he writes a weekly column. He is also an assistant editor and policy adviser.
He writes monthly columns for Professional Investor, British Industry and The Manufacturer, and is also a regular contributor to the CBI's Business Voice and other publications.
Prior to joining The Sunday Times, he worked for The Times, Financial Weekly, Now! Magazine, the Henley Centre for Forecasting and Lloyds Bank.
A widely respected economics commentator, David is the author of several books, including The Rise and Fall of Monetarism; Mrs Thatcher's Economics; North and South; From Boom to Bust; UK Current Economic Policy; Eurofutures; Will Europe Work?; Free Lunch: Easily Digestible Economics; The Dragon & the Elephant: China, India and the New World Order; The Age of Instability: The Global Financial Crisis and What Comes Next, and - in 2015 - Something Will Turn Up; Britain's Economy Past, Present and Future.
He was born and brought up in the West Midlands and studied at the Universities of Wales, Oxford and London. He is a visiting professor at both Cardiff University and Nottingham University, and has lectured at Nottingham's Malaysia and Ningbo (China) campuses. He has won a number of awards, including the Harold Wincott Senior Financial Journalist of the Year Award, the 2013 Economics Commentator of the Year Award and the 2014 Business Journalist of the Year Award in the London Press Awards.