Larry Elliott

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Larry Elliott is a British
United Kingdom
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 and author
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 focusing on economic issues. He is currently Economics editor at The Guardian
The Guardian
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, and has published four books on related issues, often in partnership with Dan Atkinson
Dan Atkinson
Dan Atkinson is a British journalist and author.He has been economics editor of The Mail on Sunday since 2000, before which he was for ten years a financial correspondent with The Guardian, in which role he specialised in issues of regulation and fraud...



Elliott was educated at St. Albans School
St Albans School (Hertfordshire)
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, an independent school
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 for boys in the city of St Albans
St Albans
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 in Hertfordshire
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 in southern England, followed by Fitzwilliam College
Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
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 at the University of Cambridge
University of Cambridge
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Life and career

Elliott's areas of particular interest are globalisation, trade, Europe, development and the interface between economics and the environment. He is on the editorial board of Catalyst, on the board of the Scott Trust, a council member of the Overseas Development Institute
Overseas Development Institute
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 and a visiting fellow at the University of Hertfordshire
University of Hertfordshire
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  • The Gods that Failed: How Blind Faith in Markets has Cost us Our Future by Larry Elliott and Dan Atkinson (The Bodley Head, 2008) ISBN 9781847920300.
  • Fantasy Island by Larry Elliott and Dan Atkinson (Constable, 2007) ISBN 1845296052.
  • In or Out: Labour and the Euro by Larry Elliott, Andrew Gamble, Janet Bush (Fabian Society, 2002) ISBN 0-7163-0601-8.
  • The Age of Insecurity by Larry Elliott, Dan Atkinson (Verso Books, 1998) ISBN 0-18-598484-3.

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