Senior Economic Adviser, HSBC
Stephen King is HSBC’s Senior Economic Adviser and a successful author. He is currently the top-ranked global economist in the annual Extel survey.
Stephen’s latest book, When the Money Runs Out, was published by Yale University Press in May 2013 and was later selected as a “book of the year” by the Financial Times, the Economist and the Times. His first book, Losing Control, was published by Yale in 2010. Widely praised, the book examines the impact of the emerging nations on western economic prosperity.
Stephen is now writing a third book.
During his career, Stephen has written on wide variety of economic topics. Recent examples include “The World Economy’s Titanic Problem” (May 2015) – focusing on the absence of policy “lifeboats” for the global economy – and “Alas, Kapital” (June 2015) – focusing on the absence of investment in a world where interest rates are remarkably low.
In 2014, Stephen became a member of the Financial Times “Exchange” which, in the FT’s words, offers “agenda-setting commentary from leading policymakers, academics and writers around the world”. He writes regularly for a number of leading newspapers worldwide and regularly appears on television and radio.
Stephen was a member of the UK Government’s Asia Task Force between 2010 and 2014. He has given written and oral evidence on the effects of globalisation and on monetary policy to the House of Commons Treasury Committee and the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee. Between 2007 and 2009, he was a member of the European Central Bank Shadow Council.
Stephen’s career began at H.M.Treasury, where he was an economic adviser within the UK civil service.
Stephen studied at New College, Oxford.