Stuart Simpson is the convenor of the Academy of Ideas Economies Forum - researching the economic, political and cultural impact of the dynamic growth of much of the developing world. He has published various articles on these themes in print and online publications, including the Independent, Die Welt, spiked and Novo Magazine.
Stuart has conducted research on behalf of the education charity WORLDwrite, on issues such as the impact of corruption and governance and the affect of debt relief on development.
Stuart is a qualified accountant with an MSc in financial mathematics and has worked in the financial services sector for many years. He is now employed by a leading futures and options brokerage.
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