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Speaker Biography

Stephanie Flanders

 Stephanie Flanders
Stephanie Flanders has been Newsnight's Economics Editor since 2002. She often appears on other BBC television and radio programmes, and recently wrote and presented a Panorama on the state of the UK economy. She was filmed touring the country by bicycle. She also writes regularly for the comment and features pages of the Financial Times, The Sunday Telegraph, the Observer, the Guardian and The Daily Mail.
She was recently named Broadcast Journalist of the Year at the Work Foundation's Workworld Awards for 2006.

Stephanie, whose father, Michael, was one half of the 1960s musical double act, Flanders & Swann, is a seasoned economic commentator and policy practitioner, having working for elite organizations in both capacities in the UK and in the US.
She began her career as an economist at the London Business School and the Institute for Fiscal Studies. She went on to become a leader writer and columnist at the Financial Times.

She left the FT in 1997 to become speech-writer and special advisor to US Treasury Secretaries Robert Rubin and Lawrence Summers during the Clinton Administration, where she was involved in the management of emerging market crises in Asia, Russia and Latin America, and the reform of global economic development policy.
She left Washington in 2001 to become a correspondent at the New York Times. She subsequently served as principal editor of the United Nations' 2002 Human Development Report.