Brian Sturgess is the Managing Editor of World Economics (www. worldeconomics.com). He was educated at Magdalen College, University of Oxford, and the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. A former lecturer in economics at universities in England and Germany, he has published widely in books, academic articles and in the press on various areas of industrial economics specialising in advertising, the media and sports. He spent nearly 20 years working as an investment analyst and consultant with a number of merchant banks and media companies, including the BBC, the Telegraph Group, the World Advertising Research Center, Tyne-Tees Television, Barclays, NatWest and ING Barings, on the financing and economics of media enterprises. He was principal adviser to the Radiotrust, an investment managed by Aberdeen Asset Management. He has also been a consultant to the European Commission on sport, culture and broadcasting. He has been an economic adviser to the Chilean Football Federation and now provides economic advice to The Crown Estate, one of the UK’s largest landowners. His current research interests are economic data, real estate, banking and financial stability, and investment in frontier and emerging markets.