Neil Irwin

Chief Economics Correspondent


NEIL IRWIN is chief economics correspondent for Axios and was a senior economic correspondent at The New York Times. At The New York Times, Irwin was a founding staff member of The Upshot, a site for analytical journalism that provided commentary on economic trends. He is the author of How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World, a guide to navigating a career in the modern economy, published in 2019. He was previously the author of The Alchemists: Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire, about the global financial crisis and its aftermath, a New York Times bestseller that was shortlisted for the McKinsey-Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award. Irwin writes frequently about the global economic trends; the changing nature of work and employment; financial markets and monetary policy; and how these big-picture shifts affect everyone who is trying to make their way in the modern economy. Irwin was a founding staff member of The Upshot, the Times’s site for analytical and explanatory journalism. He was previously a reporter and columnist at The Washington Post, where he led coverage of the global financial crisis. He often analyzes economic trends on television and radio, including appearances on the PBS Newshour, CBS This Morning, BBC America, MSNBC, CNBC, CNN, and public radio’s Marketplace. Irwin has an M.B.A. from Columbia University, where he was a Knight-Bagehot fellow in economic and business journalism. His undergraduate studies were at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, where he served on the Board of Trustees from 2007 to 2013.