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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

Morning reading

Still stressing about those tests....

So, who really calls the shots?

Chrysler's bankruptcy is shaping up to give us all a terrific window on Washington, and who really holds power there....

Mortgage lenders turn turtle

The Senate may have tossed out Obama's cramdown legislation, but too late for Thornburg Mortgage and Accredited Home Lenders....

Confidence trick

The Reuters/University of Michigan final index of consumer sentiment is out, and Bloomberg reports confidence among U.S. consumers rose to its...

Why this is a bad sign

Businessweek reports even in this recession, there are approximately 3 million jobs that employers are actively recruiting for but so far have be...

Morning reading

Looks like the stock market is set to tick higher this morning, following both Europe and Asia. We're waiting for manufacturing data from the...

What you get if you're unsecured

Remember that $4 billion of OUR MONEY the Bush Administration lent to Chrysler last year to keep it out of bankruptcy? Well, here's what we can...

My name is Tom Cranker

Fans of Woody Guthrie will doubtless be familiar with his classic, The Jolly Banker, which lampooned lenders more than 70 years ago. His words seem...

Thanks for that, Google

Marketplace Morning Report producer Rod Abid was searching for Web for information on the Committee of Chrysler Non-Tarp Lenders today. Here's what...

Flighty

The Seattle PI reports Boeing's Vice President of Flight Test Operations Barbara Cosgrove began a presentation yesterday with this slide:...

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