Greg Ip

The Wall Street Journal, Chief Economics Commentator

Greg Ip

Greg Ip is chief economics commentator of The Wall Street Journal. He writes about U.S. and global economic developments and policy in the weekly Capital Account column and on Real Time Economics, the Wall Street Journal’s economics blog. From 2008 to January, 2015, he was U.S. Economics Editor for The Economist, based in Washington D.C. He has appeared on CNBC, BBC, CNN, NBC Nightly News, MSNBC, the PBS Newshour, Washington Week with Gwen Ifill, and National Public Radio. He is the author of The Little Book of Economics: How the Economy Works in the Real World (Wiley, 2010). He joined The Economist in July, 2008.

From 1996 to 2008, Mr Ip was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, initially covering financial markets and Wall Street and then monetary and fiscal policy in Washington. He was the creator of Real Time Economics.

Greg has won or shared in several prizes for journalism. He was part of a team from The Wall Street Journal staff that was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in the breaking news reporting category for coverage of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

A native of Canada, Mr. Ip received a bachelor’s degree in economics and journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario.