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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

Collateral calls

Millions of Americans are wondering why AIG has paid so much taxpayer money to other banks. One reason is because AIG has had to honor "collateral calls" -- demands made by banks on the insurance contracts it's written. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains,
Posted In: AIG, Banks

Gold - a long way to go?

Gold is still trading above $950 an ounce. Crazy high, right? But it could go a lot higher. ...

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...

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