Phil Thornton - Clarity Economics - Press Gazette

Phil Thornton - Clarity Economics


I am highly experienced and award-winning writer on all matters related to economics, business and finance. I specialise in converting technical economic information into readily understandable English. Clients include newspapers, magazines, companies, think tanks and governments.

Recent work includes editing and writing for all forms of publication and producing in-depth reports on subjects such as the crisis in global debt markets and the levels of skills shortages.

Reports can be of any length and are based on interviews, data spreadsheets and technical source material. Recent include Freshfields, Linklaters, Grimshaws, the CBI and Race for Opportunity.

I also write features, opinion pieces, analysis articles and news stories for news publications including Financial Director, Wall Street Journal (Europe), and Emerging Markets. I have reported on the annual meetings of international bodies such as the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and World Trade Organisation. I have a wide range of contacts

I have two awards for my journalism. In 2010 I was awarded won the Feature Journalist of the Year award in the WorkWorld Media Awards. In 2007 I won the title of Print Journalist of the Year in the same awards.

I have a reputation for producing clean, concise, clear work – and for always meeting my deadlines.




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My work:

Investigation into Greek tax evasion (Chicago Booth magazine)

Exclusive interview with World Bank President (Emerging Markets newspaper)

Report into the proposal for EU infrastructure project bonds (Freshfields LLP)

Survey of global skills shortages (Hays plc)