Emma Duncan

Columnist, "The Times" | Visiting Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford University
Emma Duncan writes a weekly column for The Times on the economy, human capital, education, the environment and macroeconomics. She also writes essays, notebooks and book reviews for the paper, as well as appearing regularly on Times radio.

Before joining The Times, she was at The Economist, where she fulfilled a range of roles across the paper, including Britain editor, deputy editor, social policy editor, Asia editor, and editor of The Economist’s sister magazine of culture, lifestyle and ideas, 1843.

Emma is one of today’s most incisive writers on human capital, education and society. She also offers an extremely well-informed overview of the global economic outlook that is especially valuable for non-specialist, non-economist audiences. Though the content of her writing is often serious, her style is witty.

She is a clear and powerful speaker and can engage with audiences at all levels. She also moderates with ease, insight and wit, and has worked with some of the world’s top executives.

Emma is a visiting fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford University. She is the author of Breaking the Curfew, which examines Pakistan politics and society. She contributes regularly to radio and TV programs.

Credentials

  • Columnist, The Times
  • Visiting Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford University
  • Former Britain Editor, The Economist
  • Former Editor, 1843 Magazine
  • Deputy Editor, The Economist
  • Author, Breaking the Curfew

Other Economist Positions

  • Social Policy Editor
  • Associate Editor
  • Media Editor
  • Asia Editor
  • South Asia Correspondent"

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Pakistan

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Human Capital

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Global economy

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British economy

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Articles

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AI needn't translate into Armageddon
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We need to get more bang for our NHS bucks
The Times
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Truss has given some good policies a bad name
The Times
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The education arms race is out of control
The Times
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Stopping climate change — Cover Story
The Economist
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Special report: London — On a high
The Economist
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Scandals aside, we need business in politics
The Times
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Pet question that left me boiling with anger
The Times
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If we want clean rivers we’ll have to pay for them
The Times
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Cracking coder
Intelligent Life Magazine
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A cancelled holiday will give me a proper break
The Times
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1843: Economist targets affluent readers with new magazine brand
The Media Leader

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