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.

 

READ MORE

Features by Paddy Hirsch

Frankly, my dear...

Goldman Sachs president Gary Cohn lets it all hang out in a New York Times story today. "Our risk appetite continues to grow year on year, qu...

Top o' the mornin'

Looks like a slack day for the US, markets-wise, although Hong Kong's Hang Seng and the Nikkei both ended up, and European markets are also looking...

Trendsetters

America may have thrown off the yoke of British imperialism, but British ways still seem to have a way of insinuating themselves across the Atlan...

Fuld of it

Dick Fuld, the former CEO of now-defunct investment bank Lehman Brothers, is back in the news. For a while there, it was his wife Kathy making th...

Top of the Morning

Paddy Hirsch here, filling in for Scott until the weekend....

Strong medicine

Our weekly podcast, After the Bell, is now available. This week, Bob Moon examines the healthcare debate raging on Capitol Hill. He also looks at...

The cat that got the cream

Fed Chair Ben Bernanke said today that about 25 financial companies are "systemically important." Too big to fail, in other words. What? 25? Fi...

Made in China

The Alliance for American Manufacturing sent us this chart today, noting that aside from oil imports, the U.S. trade deficit is dominated by...

Come on ye Reds!

Fans of Liverpool Football Club are gripping the edges of their seats today, but not because it's two-all in the last seconds of overtime. The cl...

Morning reading

Last year, then Chairman of the SEC, Christopher Cox, banned naked short selling of shares for a period. Discussion of nakedness in the markets s...

Pages

With Generous Support From...