Greg Ip

Chief Economics Commentator, Wall Street Journal

Greg Ip is chief economics commentator for The Wall Street Journal. He writes about U.S. and global economic developments and policy in the weekly 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 for The Economist, based in Washington, D.C. From 1996 to 2008, he was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal in New York and Washington, D.C. Greg comments regularly on television and radio, including CNBC, National Public Radio, and the PBS Newshour. Greg has won or shared in several prizes for journalism. He was part of a team that was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. In 2005 he was recognized by the World Leadership Forum for a series of articles on the legacy of Alan Greenspan. In 2008 he was part of a team recognized by the Scripps Howard Foundation for coverage of the mortgage and housing crisis. In 2016 he was part of a team recognized by the National Press Club for a series of articles on global demographics. He is the author of “The Little Book of Economics: How the Economy Works in the Real World” (Wiley, 2010) and “Foolproof: Why Safety Can Be Dangerous and How Danger Makes Us Safe,” (Little, Brown, 2015). A native of Canada, Mr. Ip received a bachelor’s degree in economics and journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario.

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