Newsnight journalist to present guest lecture

Economics Editor Paul Mason will present the seminar, titled ‘When will the crisis be over?’ on Wednesday, 23 February 2011.

The event, organised by the Management Research Centre, is open to the public and will take place at 12.30pm in room MA030 at the Wolverhampton City Campus.

Professor Mike Haynes, Joint Head of the University of Wolverhampton Business School’s Management Research Centre, said: “This is a great opportunity to hear at first hand one of the leading UK economic journalists who has been at the centre of reporting every aspect of the global economic crisis since 2008.”

BBC journalist Paul Mason is one of the leading economic commentators in the UK. He is Economics Editor for BBC2’s Newsnight programme and regularly covers stories focused on globalisation and economic change on the planet.

His first book, ‘Live Working or Die Fighting: How the Working Class Went Global’ was long listed for the Guardian First Book award and his second ‘Meltdown – The End of the Age of Greed’ was one of the first accounts of the global economic crisis which he reported on from New York and Chicago as the world’s major banks collapsed.

He has recently been in Dublin as the financial problems spread there and regularly interviews leading figures in the UK economy.

Anyone who would like to attend is asked to contact Stephen Greenfield at


Picture: Paul Mason

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