Philip Coggan is the Buttonwood columnist of The Economist. Previously, he worked for the Financial Times for 20 years, most recently as Investment Editor. In that post, he founded the “Short View” column and wrote the “Long View” and “Last Word” columns. In 2009, he was voted Senior Financial Journalist of the Year in the Wincott awards and best communicator in the business journalist of the year awards. In 2016, he was awarded the title Journalist of the Year by the CFA Society. Among his books are “The Money Machine”, a guide to the city that is still in print after 30 years and “The Last Vote; the Threats to Western Democracy”. His book Paper Promises; Money Debt and the New World Order” was Spears’ business book of the year in 2012. He has also part-written end edited "Game Theory: the Economist Quiz Book" which has just been released.
Philip features in our debate, along with Larry Elliott, economics editor at the Guardian.