New York Times senior economics correspondent and author of The Alchemists: Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire
Neil Irwin is a senior economic correspondent at The New York Times, where he works on The Upshot, the Times's site for analytical journalism about politics and policy. He was previously a Washington Post columnist and economics editor of the Post’s Wonkblog web site. He is the author of The Alchemists: Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire, a New York Times bestseller tells the inside story of how leading central bankers fought the global financial crisis. From 2007 to 2012, Irwin led coverage of the crisis, recession, and aftermath as the Post’s beat reporter covering the Federal Reserve and other central banks. He has an MBA from Columbia University, where he was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Economic and Business Journalism. Irwin appears regularly on television analyzing economic topics, including on MSNBC, CNBC, and the PBS Newshour. He lives in Washington.