David McWilliams


David McWilliams is one of Ireland’s leading economic commentators. He is a writer, journalist, lecturer, broadcaster and documentary maker and has written four bestsellers, presented award-winning documentaries and performed an economics stand-up show.  

He writes columns in Irish newspapers, is a regular contributor to the Financial Times and the co-founder of the world’s only economics festival www.kilkenomics.com. He is recognized as one of the world’s Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum, Davos and is a regulator contributor to Google’s Zeitgeist conference.

David has launched his new online economics course – “Economics without Boundaries” and a series of animated economics videos – Punk Economics. He also writes a daily financial markets newsletter, Global Macro 360.

David previously worked as an economist in the Irish Central Bank and later in the financial markets with UBS and Banque Nationale de Paris. He studied economics at Trinity College and the College of Europe.