Greg Ip

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About Greg Ip

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Greg Ip portrait A June 2015 office backgroundGreg Ip is one of the country’s best known economics journalists. He is currently chief economics commentator of The Wall Street Journal and writes about U.S. and global economic developments and policy each week in the Capital Account column and on Real Time Economics, the Wall Street Journal’s economics blog. From 2008 to January, 2015, he was U.S. Economics Editor of The Economist magazine. From 1996 to 2008, he was with The Wall Street Journal as reporter covering financial markets and economics.  He appears regularly on radio and television, including National Public Radio and the PBS Newshour, and on CNBC, the country’s leading business news channel. He is the author of Foolproof: Why Safety Can Be Dangerous and How Danger Makes Us Safe, published by Little, Brown in October, 2015.  He is also the author of The Little Book of Economics: How the Economy Works in the Real World (Wiley, 2010). You can reach him by emailing greg dot ip (at) wsj dot com.

Written by gregip

November 3, 2008 at 2:13 am

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  1. Greg,

    I’ve been a fan of your work for a long time. Well, basically since my monetary theory and policy class. I used and article you’d written in the Wall Street Journal to “confuse” my professor. (I thought I was so smart…thanks to you!)

    Either way, the point of this email is to ask you start publishing updates on twitter. It’s a great way for your young fans to follow you. I’d love to hear about your thoughts in 140 characters or less, or, if more lengthy I’d love to get a link. Pictures are welcome as well.

    Think about it.

    If you’re already there. I searched, but couldn’t find you.

    A big fan!


    May 12, 2009 at 12:32 pm

  2. Has anyone ever told you that you look like John Cusack?


    July 21, 2009 at 6:50 pm

  3. Greg: Ditto to the comment above. I saw you on CSPAN this week and was reminded again of what a great economics journalist you are. I also appreciated your level-headed responses to some of the more outrageous callers! Would love to follow you on twitter too.
    Another big fan!

    Abby Gruen

    January 16, 2010 at 9:37 am

  4. Yo, r u on sabbatical?


    June 30, 2010 at 11:55 pm

  5. Greg – Watched you on The Washington Journal this morning. It was a relief to hear someone talking about economics without trying to sell a political ideology. I just have one question. Doesn’t a small rate of inflation provide an incentive to increase production? If so, isn’t it a sign of a healthy economy?


    September 8, 2010 at 7:57 am

  6. […] red Economist T-shirt and pen upon arrival. After kicking things off with a rousing welcome by Greg Ip, The Economist’s U.S. economics editor, groups were then instructed to come up with a team name, […]

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