Brian Sturgess is the Managing Editor of World Economics and currently teaches at the University of Buckingham. A former lecturer in economics at a number of universities, he has published widely in books, academic articles and in the press on economics of advertising, the media and sports. He spent nearly 20 years working as an investment analyst and consultant to a number of merchant banks and media companies, including the BBC, the Telegraph Group, the World Advertising Research Centre, Tyne-Tees Television, Barclays, NatWest and ING Barings, on the financing and economics of media enterprises. He has also been a consultant to the European Commission on sport, culture and broadcasting and an economic adviser to the Chilean Football Federation. He is an Economic consultant to the Islamic Development Bank and the Emirate of Dubai. His current research interests are economic data, real estate and financial stability, emerging markets, Islamic economics and the use of behavioural economics in finance.