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Philip Coggan is a British columnist and author of books on economics. He currently writes for The Economist.[1] Previously, he worked for the Financial Times for 20 years.[1] He was educated at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.[2]

In 2008, Coggan was named Senior Financial Journalist of the Year by the Wincott Foundation[3] and in 2009 he was voted Best Communicator at the Business Journalist of the Year Awards.[4] The CFA Society of the UK named him Journalist of the Year in 2016.[5]

Among his books are The Money Machine: How the City Works (1986 and 2009), The Economist Guide to Hedge Funds (2005), Paper Promises: Money, Debt and the New World Order (2011), named Spears' Business Book of the Year, and The Last Vote: the Threats to Western Democracy (2013).[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Media directory: Philip Coggan – Buttonwood columnist and capital markets editor". The Economist. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  2. ^ "About Philip Coggan". Penguin Books. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Previous Senior Financial Journalist Award Winners". Wincott Awards. The Wincott Foundation. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  4. ^ "LSE Public Lecture: Paper Promises: Money, Debt and the new World Order". London School of Economics. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Award: Philip Coggan". The Economist. 23 January 2016.