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  • Phil Thornton

    Phil Thornton is a Devex correspondent based in London, where he runs Clarity Economics, a consultancy and writing service focused on macroeconomics, world trade and the international financial architecture. Phil has been a regular on the multilateral circuit for years, having attended all annual meetings of the World Bank and IMF since 1999 as well as several gatherings of the WTO, G-7 and G-20. His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Emerging Markets, The Guardian, The Independent and The Times of London, among other publications. He was named Feature Journalist of the Year in 2010 and Print Journalist of the Year in 2007 at the WorkWorld Media Awards.