Thursday 28 January 2021


Stephanie Flanders

Senior Executive Editor for Economics at Bloomberg News and Head of Bloomberg Economics

Post Covid economic conversation with Lord Jim O'Neill

In a wide ranging discussion with Jim O’Neill, Stephanie will share her thoughts on ‘building back better’ post Covid, the lost opportunities for the lockdown generation, which jobs are worth saving, Trump’s economic legacy and the outlook for the US under a Biden administration.

Stephanie Flanders

Stephanie Flanders has been Senior Executive Editor for Economics at Bloomberg News and head of Bloomberg Economics since October 2017. She was previously Chief Market Strategist for Europe at J.P. Morgan Asset Management in London (2013-17) and both BBC Economics Editor and BBC Newsnight’s Economics Editor (2002-13). She was Senior Advisor and speech writer to US Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers (1997-2001). She has also been a reporter at The New York Times, the Principal Editor of the 2002 Human Development Report, an editorial-writer and economics columnist at The Financial Times, and an economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and London Business School.

She was educated at Balliol College, Oxford and Harvard University. In 2016 she was appointed Chair of the Inclusive Growth Commission for the Royal Society of Arts, which delivered its final report in March 2017. She is the Chair of Artichoke, a non-profit arts production company in the UK and a trustee of the Kennedy Memorial Trust.

Lord Jim O'Neill

Jim O’Neill is Chair of Chatham House. His previous roles include, joint head of research, chief economist and chairman of asset management division at Goldman Sachs; creator of the acronym BRIC; chair of the City Growth Commission; chair of the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance; and commercial secretary to the Treasury.

He is a board member, and one of the founding trustees of educational charity SHINE.

Lord O’Neill was created a life peer in 2015 and serves as a crossbench member of the House of Lords. He is an honorary professor of economics, Manchester University, and holds honorary degrees from the University of Sheffield, University of Manchester, University of London and from City University London. He received his PhD from Surrey University and is now a Visiting Professor there.