Linda Yueh is an economist, writer and broadcaster.
Dr Linda Yueh CBE is Fellow in Economics at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University and Adjunct Professor of Economics at London Business School. She is an Associate Fellow (U.S. and the Americas Programme) at Chatham House. She was awarded CBE for Services to Economics in the 2023 New Year Honours List.
Dr Yueh is Executive Chair of the Royal Commonwealth Society. She is a Non-Executive Director of the following publicly listed FTSE 100 companies on the London Stock Exchange: Rentokil Initial plc, SEGRO plc and Standard Chartered plc, where she is Chair of the Culture and Sustainability Committee, as well as Chair of Baillie Gifford's The Schiehallion Fund Ltd, an investment company listed on the Specialist Fund Segment of the LSE Main Market. She serves on the Advisory Board of LSE IDEAS and on the Policy Committee of the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP), both at the London School of Economics. She is a Fellow (FRSA) of the Royal Society of Arts.
She is a widely published author who has written/edited 11 books. Her latest book is The Great Crashes: Lessons from Global Meltdowns and How to Prevent Them (Penguin Business), which was selected by the Financial Times as The Best New Books in Economics and by i newspaper as The Best New Books in May 2023. Her previous book, The Great Economists: How Their Ideas Can Help Us Today (Viking/ Penguin Random House), was selected as The Times's Best Business Books of the Year. The U.S. edition, What Would the Great Economists Do? How Twelve Brilliant Minds Would Solve Today's Biggest Problems (Picador/ Macmillan), was Newsweek's Best Books of the Year. She is represented by Janklow & Nesbit UK. She is the Editor of the Routledge Economic Growth and Development book series.
She is a TV and radio presenter, including for BBC Radio 4 and the World Service, as well as having fronted BBC TV series, such as The New Middle Class, Next Billionaires, and Working Lives. She was Chief Business Correspondent for BBC News and presenter of Talking Business with Linda Yueh for BBC World TV and BBC News Channel. She had been Economics Editor and anchor at Bloomberg TV.
Professor Yueh was Visiting Professor at LSE IDEAS at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Visiting Professor of Economics at Peking University. She was Chair of the LSE Economic Diplomacy Commission and served on the Independent Review Panel on Ring-Fencing and Proprietary Trading of the UK Treasury as well as an Adviser to the UK Board of Trade. She has advised the World Bank, European Commission, Asian Development Bank, World Economic Forum in Davos, among others. She was a Non-Executive Director of the publicly listed companies on the LSE: Senior Independent Director of Fidelity China Special Situations plc, Baillie Gifford's Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust plc and JPMorgan Asia Growth & Income plc. She was previously Co-Chair of the Global Cities Business Alliance (GCBA) of London First; Board Member of London & Partners; Advisory Board Member of The Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF); Adviser to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC); Trustee of the Coutts Foundation, where she was Chair of the Audit, Finance and Investment Committee; Trustee of Malaria No More UK; Trustee of the Magna Carta Trust; and Advisory Board member of the British Science Association's For Thought Summit 2019. Previously, she was an attorney at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.