Economics commentator, financiaL times
The economics of Brexit
Martin Sandbu is Economics Commentator at the Financial Times. He is also the author of the FT’s Free Lunch, an email briefing on the main economic issues of the day.
Prior to this, he was the FT’s Economics Leader Writer (2009-13). As part of the leader writing team, he contributed to shaping the FT’s editorial line, with particular responsibility for international economic policy questions such as the eurozone sovereign debt crisis and the remaking of global financial regulation. He also contributes occasional longer pieces to the FT’s features and news pages.
Prior to joining the FT, Martin worked as an academic researcher and policy adviser on topics in economics, political economy, and philosophy. He spent two years at Columbia University as a postdoctoral fellow in economic development, then three years as a lecturer in ethics and corporate responsibility at the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania). He remains a non-resident Senior Research Fellow at Wharton’s Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research. His Wharton business ethics lectures were published in book form by Pearson Prentice Hall as Just Business: Arguments in Business Ethics (2011). Martin's newest book Europe's Orphan, a defence of the euro, was published by Princeton University Press in September 2015.
Martin appears regularly on the radio, as well as occasionally appearing on television.