Greg Ip

Greg Ip

Chief Economics Commentator for The Wall Street Journal

Greg Ip is the Chief Economics Commentator for The Wall Street Journal. Previously, he was the U.S. economics editor for The Economist, covering the economy, financial markets, monetary, fiscal, and regulatory policy and contributes to The Economist’s blog, Free Exchange.

Prior to this, he was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, most recently as a chief economics correspondent in Washington. He created Real Time Economics,  The Wall Street Journal’s online blog of Fed and economic news. He joined the Journal in 1996 as a reporter covering financial markets in New York.

Mr. Ip began his journalism career as a reporter for the Vancouver (B.C.) Sun from May to December 1989. He joined the Financial Post in Toronto, Ontario, in January 1990 and was an economics and financial reporter in Canada and later transferred to Washington, D.C., as a correspondent for the paper. In September 1995, he became a business and economics reporter for the Globe and Mail in Toronto.

In 2008, Mr. Ip with several colleagues won the William Brewster Styles Award in business and economics writing from the Scripps Howard Foundation for coverage of the mortgage and housing crisis. In March 2005, Mr. Ip won a Business Journalist of the Year award from the World Leadership Forum in the “Best Story on Economics” category for his two-part series on the legacy of Alan Greenspan. In 2002, The Wall Street Journal Staff was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in the breaking news reporting category for articles from the September 12, 2001 edition.   Mr. Ip and a Journal colleague wrote “Attacks Raise Fears of a Recession,” one of the articles included in the prize-winning package. The Journal staff also received the Jesse Laventhol Prize for deadline news reporting from the American Society of Newspaper Editors and won second place in the National Headliner Awards. In 1998, Mr. Ip as part of a team of Journal reporters received the Overseas Press Club’s Malcolm Forbes Award for business reporting for their coverage of the Asian financial crisis. He was also a member of a team of reporters receiving the 1998 Society of American Business Editors and Writers Best in Business Award. The award in the spot news category was for coverage of the financial market drop of October 27, 1997.

Ip frequently appears on radio and television, including CNBC, BBC, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, and National Public Radio.

A native of Canada, Mr. Ip received a bachelor’s degree in economics and journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland.  He is the author of  "The Little Book of Economics:  How the Economy works in the Real World."

Professional affiliations

Wall Street Journal