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David Pilling is the Asia editor of the Financial Times. He oversees the FT’s coverage of the Asia region from Afghanistan to Australia, including China, India and Japan, based in Hong Kong. David is actively reporting for the Financial Times and tweeting @davidpilling during the current unrest. With over twenty years of journalistic experience and over a decade living in Japan and Hong Kong, he brings direct and in depth insights to economics, politics and cultural issues across the region.

Martin Wolf’s unique perspective and experience gives him an unparalleled voice on European and global economies. Martin has a well-deserved reputation for rigorous thinking, deep insight, and his incisive and witty delivery. His new book The Shifts and the Shocks: What We’ve Learned — and Have Still to Learn — from the Financial Crisis argues that the world economy is unable to cope with the huge shifts it is undergoing: rapid economic integration; competition from billions of new workers; technological revolutions; and huge floods of capital across the world.
“Building on his earlier book, Fixing Global Finance, in The Shifts and the Shocks Martin Wolf provides an insightful and timely analysis of how global imbalances, international capital flows, and economic policies have helped create a financially fragile world.” — Ben Bernanke

A leading voice calling for reforms in health care, Dr. David Newman offers bold new ideas on how to restore access, quality and efficiency as the sovereign forces in health care. His website,, has dozens of contributors analysing the available studies and trial data to individualise the value of health treatments. They crunch the numbers on the benefits and harms, and then post the results. Here is David's speech on David is an engaging, deeply researched and eloquent speaker on a topic that lies at the center of today's social concerns.

Steven Johnson's work on the history of innovation has inspired a six-part series that explores the power and the legacy of great ideas. During the BBC/PBS series HOW WE GOT TO NOW with Steven Johnson discover the extraordinary in just about everything ordinary. Hear the stories behind the remarkable ideas that made modern life possible, the unsung heroes who brought them about and the unexpected and bizarre consequences each of these innovations triggered. View the trailer here. Watch Steven's appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

October 2014
Robert ShillerBelgium and Luxembourg
Tim HarfordHungary
Edward LucasAustria
Jonathan RosenthalSwitzerland
Erez AidenPortugal
Alan J. RussellLondon
Paul KrugmanJapan
Ian RobertsonMalaysia
Patrick DixonMalaysia
Tyler CowenKorea
Kevin AshtonSouth Africa and Brazil
Gideon RachmanSouth Africa
Amy ChuaIreland
Steven JohnsonItaly
Joi ItoJapan and Chile
Amy CuddyBrazil and Italy
November 2014
J. Bradford DeLongAustria
Paul KrugmanArgentina and Japan
Don TapscottChile
Thomas J. SargentRussia and China
Gillian TettUnited Kingdom
Tom KelleyBelgium
Emily ParkerSweden
Malcolm GladwellChina, Korea and Brazil
Tyler CowenUnited Kingdom
Atif MianSwitzerland
Edward LucasLithuania
Barry J. EichengreenUnited Kingdom
Steven JohnsonBelgium
Jane McGonigalItaly
Martin WolfSingapore
December 2014
Paul KrugmanUnited Arab Emirates
Don TapscottKorea
January 2015
Gillian TettUnited Kingdom
Anthony W. OrlandoUnited Kingdom
Barry J. EichengreenUnited Kingdom
February 2015
Gillian TettFrance
Tim HarfordKorea
April 2015
Don TapscottAustralia
June 2015
Tom KelleyBrazil
Ricardo SemlerTrinidad West Indies