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Stephanie Flanders        

Economics Editor BBC

Stephanie Flanders has been the BBC’s Economics Editor since April 2008, with intellectual responsibility for all the BBC’s economics output on radio, television and online. She was Economics Editor for BBC2’s Newsnight since October 2002.

She was a former speech writer and senior advisor to US Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers in the Clinton Administration, where she was involved in the management of emerging market crises and other global economic issues from 1997 to 2001. She has worked as a reporter for the New York Times, and as principal editor of the UN's 2002 Human Development Report. Before going to the US, she was an editorial writer and economics columnist for the Financial Times, and an economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and London Business School.

Stephanie was named Political Journalist of the Year at the 2007 Women in Public Life Awards, and Broadcast Journalist of the Year at the 2005 Workworld Media Awards. She was elected to the governing council of the Royal Economic Society in 2007 and is a visiting fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford.

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