Chris Giles is the Economics Editor of the Financial Times. He leads the reporting of economics in the newspaper and on FT.com, and has been Economics Editor since 2004.
He reports on international economic trends and the British economy, and contributes comment to FT.com’s premium blog, dedicated to central banking and money supply. He was previously the FT’s leader writer on economic affairs.
Mr Giles was named Business Journalist of the Year at the British Journalism Awards 2012. He has also won the Royal Statistical Society’s prize for excellence in journalism in 2008 and 2012. He was a member of the 2014 advisory board of the Journal of the European Economic Association.
Before becoming Economics Editor, he spent a year at the communications regulator, Ofcom, writing reports about digital switchover and public service broadcasting.
Prior to joining the Financial Times in 2000, Mr Giles was an economics reporter at the BBC. He started his career in research, spending seven years as an economist for the Institute for Fiscal Studies and has a wide publications record. At the IFS he led or worked on projects for clients including the Treasury, the OECD and the European Commission.
Mr Giles is a graduate of Cambridge University and holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Birkbeck College, London University.