Chris Giles has been at the forefront of analysis on the global credit squeeze, the worldwide recession, and the Eurozone debt crisis. He’s been the Financial Times’ Economics Editor since 2004 and the lead writer on UK economics. In 2008, when the crisis began, his work earned him the Royal Statistical Society’s prize for excellence in journalism. Chris won the award again in 2012. Before his time at the FT, he worked for a year at the communications regulator Ofcom, reported for the BBC, and served for seven years as an economist with the Institute for Fiscal Studies.