Phil Thornton

Phil Thornton is Lead Consultant at Clarity Economics, a consultancy and freelance writing service he set up after a 15-year career as a Newspaper Journalist. Clarity Economics ( looks at all areas of business and economics including macroeconomics, world trade, financial markets fiscal policy, and tax and regulation.He has written for a range of publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Independent, Independent on Sunday, The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, Financial Director, Emerging Markets, Procurement Leaders City AM and EMEA Finance. He has written two books: Brilliant Economics, a primer on macroeconomics for busy people, and The Great Economists, a study of the life and work of 10 major thinkers. In 2010 he won the Feature Journalist of the Year award in the UK WorkWorld Media Awards. In 2007 he won the title of Print Journalist of the Year in the same awards. Until 2007 he was Economics Correspondent at The Independent newspaper of London, a post he held for nine years.