About neil irwin

Neil Irwin is senior economic correspondent at The New York Times and author of The Alchemists: Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire and How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World. Irwin writes frequently about the U.S. and global economic trends; economic policy; and the interconnections between economics, politics, and financial markets.

Irwin was a founding staff member of The Upshot, the Times's site for analytical and explanatory journalism. He was previously a reporter and columnist at The Washington Post, where he led coverage of the global financial crisis.

He often analyzes economic trends on television and radio, including appearances on the PBS Newshour, CBS This Morning, BBC America, MSNBC, CNBC, CNN, and public radio's Marketplace.

Irwin has an M.B.A. from Columbia University, where he was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Economic and Business Journalism. His undergraduate studies were at St. Mary's College of Maryland, where he served on the Board of Trustees from 2007 to 2013. 

Irwin lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Sarah Halzack.

Read Irwin's most recent articles in the Times here.