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About Soumaya Keynes
Soumaya Keynes is the US Economics Editor for The Economist based in Washington DC, where she covers the US economy and the Trump administration’s trade policy. She also co-hosts the podcast Trade Talks, a weekly discussion of the economics of trade policy, with Chad Bown of the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Prior to her posting she was The Economist’s economics correspondent, based in London, where she wrote about topics including the status of women in the economics profession, the economics of quinoa and lotteries. Prior to joining The Economist she spent three years at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, doing policy-relevant economic research on the British state pension system and public finances, and before that worked as a policy adviser at HM Treasury. She has an undergraduate degree and MPhil in economics from the University of Cambridge.