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

Lewis weighs in on AIG "hysteria"

I've been waiting all week for this. Bloomberg's Michael Lewis consolidates the ground already staked out by Andrew Ross Sorkin of the New York...

Would someone please get that stable door?

Fed Chair Ben Bernanke called for banking supervisors to pay "close attention" to compensation practices as they examine the soundness of financial...

Best blog headline of the day

In my humble opinion at least:...

Cash guzzlers

The US auto industry is really sucking wind, if Steven Rattner, the Treasury's auto adviser has it right. Bloomberg quotes him saying $21.6 billion...

Do the AIG bonuses matter?

John Carney of Clusterstock thinks they do. He's talking with Kai Ryssdal today on Marketplace. They'll chat about AIG and some other things, but...

Bustin' out

Things are looking up for Blockbuster. Earlier this week, on the Marketplace Morning Report, we talked about how BBI is struggling with its debt...

From the New York Blotter

Paddy Hirsch here. Scott is out today and I'm doing my best to fill his shoes. My regular gig is editing Marketplace's New York Bureau, which means...

Turbotax

Congress' passage of the Bonus Tax Bill has incited as much blogging rage as the AIG bonuses did. OK, maybe not quite as much, but there are still...

What's in a name?

Back in July we had a good old fashioned run on a bank here in California, complete with lines of panicky depositors around the block. The bank?...

The Uptick Rule

Bankers have been debating bringing back the uptick rule for months, if not years. This week the debate made it to Capitol Hill. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch gives a quick and dirty explanation of what the uptick rule is, and why it could be reinstated to turn the American taxpayer into one of Citigroup's biggest stockholders. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains.
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