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Ed Harrison

Ed Harrison

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Edward Harrison is a reporter, host and editor. Before joining Real Vision, he worked as a diplomat and technology executive. He is also a banking and finance specialist at the economic consultancy Global Macro Advisors. Previously, he worked in various strategy and finance roles at Deutsche Bank, Bain Consulting, and Yahoo. Harrison started his career as a diplomat in the foreign service. He speaks German, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish and French as well as English.

  • Ed Harrison is a former European credit market and mergers and acquisitions specialist who started out as a diplomat. 
  • He calls himself a libertarian realist. He is a firm believer in the primacy of markets over a statist approach.
  • Having lived in a lot of different places, Harrison tends to take a global approach to economics and politics
  • He started his blogging career largely because he was concerned that our economic and political masters are ill-equipped to deal with the volatility of the new globalized world.
  • He speaks German, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish, and French as well as English and can read a number of other European languages. So, readers probably see a few translated texts from time to time to give a different perspective.