Paddy Hirsch is a Senior Editor at Marketplace. He is the author of the book Man vs Markets, Economics Explained, Pure and Simple, and he is the creator and host of Marketplace Whiteboard, a video explainer of financial and economic terms.

Hirsch joined Marketplace in 2007, just as the credit crunch that preceded the 2008 financial crisis began to take hold.  As editor of the New York Bureau and the entrepreneurship desk, he spearheaded Marketplace’s financial markets coverage throughout the crisis and as the economy fell into recession. He was awarded a Knight Fellowship at Stanford University in 2010, and he returned to Marketplace in July of 2011, when he was appointed Senior Producer of Marketplace Money. He published his first book, Man vs Markets, in August 2012.

Hirsch got his start in journalism with an internship at the BBC in Glasgow, Scotland. He became a field producer for CNBC in Hong Kong and later was a consultant to the Open Broadcast Network in Bosnia. He has been an editor for Direct Capital Markets, Institutional Investor Newsletters, Standard & Poor’s, and the Vietnam Economic Times. Prior to becoming a journalist, he served as an officer in the Royal Marines.

Hirsch attended Campbell College in Belfast and received a bachelor’s degree in French and International Studies from the University of Warwick. He is a Knight Fellow and was a Webby honoree in 2009.

 

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Features by Paddy Hirsch

How hostile takeovers work

Hostile takeovers are all about applying extreme force in the form of cash.
Posted In: hostile takeover, accounting, proxy fight, stocks, whiteboard

Explaining deflation: Why falling prices can be bad news

Falling prices can be great for the economy ... until they turn into deflation.
Posted In: deflation, prices, Economics, inflation, whiteboard

Herd immunity, explained

Vaccination only works if most of the population has been inoculated.
Posted In: vaccine, herd immunity, immunization, whiteboard
Protesters rally in support of "net neutrality" outside Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C.

Net neutrality: Whole lot of drama in those two words

Here's what the term means and why Americans are lobbying the FCC to keep the policy in place.
Posted In: big business, Internet, net neutrality, fcc, whiteboard
Four million people came to London to see a work of public art

London’s poppies prove the value of public art

Millions went to London to see an art exhibit. It's free, and it made a profit.
Posted In: veterans, London, whiteboard
Headless horseman

Why the VIX is like the Headless Horseman

The VIX is also known as the Fear Index. Making it perfect for Halloween
Posted In: VIX, market volatility, Halloween, whiteboard

The Phillips Curve and jobs numbers, explained

The jobs numbers are making a mockery of some economic models.
Posted In: phillips curve, inflation, living wage, whiteboard

In the cloud, you are the weakest link

The celebrity pictures hack has everyone a-twitter about the safety of the cloud. But the chances are, you're the problem.
Posted In: icloud, computer security, apple, whiteboard

How too much corn spells trouble far beyond the fields

Corn production could hit a record high this year and that's an issue.
Posted In: corn, crops, Agriculture, whiteboard

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