Eric Lonergan

Eric Lonergan

Formal First Name

Eric Lonergan is a Macro Fund Manager at M&G. He is a bestselling author and renowned economist who serves as an advisor to governments and policymakers. His first advocacy was to expand the tools of central banks to including cash transfers to households. In a personal capacity, Lonergan makes direct investments in social enterprises. He has also been a regular contributor to Foreign Affairs, The Financial Times, and The Economist.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Lonergan is a supporter of Big Issue Invest, the investment arm of The Big Issue. He is one of the initial limited partners in BII’s Social Enterprise Investment Fund LP.
  • In 2008, he advocated the policy as the most efficient way out of recession post-financial crisis, contributing to a growing debate over the need for ‘helicopter money’.
  • He also supports and advises The Empathy Museum.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.