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

Most Americans think worst is yet to come for economy

Americans' pessimism about the economy is at its highest this year, according to a McClatchy-Marist poll. Of adults surveyed, 68 percent said the...

The short end of the stick

The volatility in global markets has claimed is usual victim: the short seller....
Posted In: short sell

Asia's up

Or most of it, at least. At noon in Hong Kong, both the Hang Seng and the Shanghai Composite were up more than one percent. The Nikkei was down...

Shooting the shorts (again)

You think the markets are going wild in the US? Things are so bad in Turkey, Greece and South Korea that regulators have curbed short sales....
Posted In: The Breakdown: Markets

Thornburg: The stock market is a drama queen

We wanted to know what you're thinking about all this market madness, but you're really hard to get on the phone!...

OK, markets are up. But whither the economy?

US stock markets ended sharply higher today, setting the stage for more arguments between bears and bulls....
Posted In: The Breakdown: Markets

Market mayhem in an economic standstill

Are we in another crisis? The debate over the debt ceiling, and the subsequent downgrade of America's credit rating have sent the equity and bond...

Bargain hunters drive stocks higher

Warren Buffett may not have led the charge, but he was in the thick of the crowd of investors taking advantage of low share prices today....

Gold is a sneaky little item

The price of gold fell more than two percent today, as investors piled into the stock market seeking buying opportunities....
Posted In: gold

Banks Are Magic!

Banks are magic - they create money out of thin air. They do it for their own good, of course. But by helping themselves they're actually helping...
Posted In: explainer

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