Philippe Legrain

Independent economist, journalist and writer

Philippe Legrain is a British economist, Journalist and writer. He writes about global economic issues, notably globalisation, migration and the post-crisis world. He is a Visiting Fellow at the European Institute of the London School of Economics and a Contributing Editor to Prospect magazine. He was previously trade and economics correspondent for The Economist, Special Adviser to WTO director-general Mike Moore, and Chief Economist and Director of Policy for the pro-European pressure group, Britain in Europe. A commentator for BBC TV and radio, he has written for various newspapers and magazines, including the FT, The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, the Wall Street Journal Europe and the New Statesman.

He is the author of three books: Open World: The Truth about Globalisation, which is a counter-argument to Naomi Klein's No Logo, Immigrants: Your Country Needs Them, which was shortlisted for the 2007 Financial Times Business Book of the Year award, and Aftershock: Reshaping the World Economy After the Crisis. He is a major advocate of freer international migration, globalisation and the euro. Philippe holds a BSc in Economics and an MSc in Politics of the World Economy, both from the London School of Economics.

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