David Warsh

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David Lewis Warsh (born May 25, 1944) is an American journalist and author who has generally covered topics in economics and finance. Since 2002, he has written and published Economic Principals, a weekly series of essays about economics and economists.

Early life and education[edit]

Warsh was born in New York City, the son of Leo George and Annis Meade Warsh. He graduated from Lyons Township High School in LaGrange, Illinois in 1962, then from Harvard College in 1966.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Warsh began his career as a staff reporter for Keene Evening Standard in Keene, New Hampshire, then reported on the Vietnam War for Pacific Stars and Stripes and Newsweek. Throughout the 1970s, he covered economics for The Wall Street Journal and wrote a syndicated column for the Chicago Tribune before joining the staff of The Boston Globe from 1978 to 2002. A two-time winner of UCLA's Gerald Loeb Award for National Magazine Writing in 1977 and in 1989,[1] He was a Fellow of the American Academy in Berlin in 2004, receiving its J.P. Morgan International Prize in Finance Policy and Economics.[2]

In March 2002, Warsh's bi-weekly column in Forbes magazine and The Boston Globe moved from print media to his own website Economic Principals, which he manages and writes. The focus of the website and his writing is "technical economics through the device of weekly profiles of various movers and shakers"[3] as well as various short items. In 2012, the website had some 20,000 readers.[1]

He is home-based in Somerville, Massachusetts and is a summer resident of Portage Point near Onekama, Michigan.

In 2012, Lyons Township High School inducted him into its Hall of Fame.[1][4]



  1. ^ a b c d LTHS Alumni News. Vita Plena (Fall 2012), p. 6
  2. ^ American Academy of Berlin website
  3. ^ Forbes website Archived December 18, 2010, at WebCite
  4. ^ Lyons Township High School website Hall of Fame

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