Stephen D. King

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Stephen Daryl King (born November 1963) is a British economist. He is senior economic adviser at HSBC Holdings, where he was chief economist from 1998 to July 2015.[1] King also works as a journalist and consultant, and is a specialist adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Committee.[2]

He is author of Losing Control: The Emerging Threats to Western Prosperity (2010), When the Money Runs Out: The End of Western Affluence (2013) and Grave New World: The End of Globalization, the Return of History (2017).[3]

King identifies as a "Jew through choice", converting to Judaism in 1991. He has described experiencing antisemitism since his conversion and believes that antisemitism has become worse over time.[4]


  1. ^ "HSBC's Janet Henry replaces Stephen King as global chief economist". Reuters.
  2. ^ About the Author, Grave New World (London: Yale University Press, 2017.)
  3. ^ ""Stephen King's Economic Horror Stories"". The New York Times.
  4. ^ "I converted to Judaism when I married — and discovered what antisemitism feels like". The Times. Retrieved 2018-09-24.