Brian Milner was a senior economics writer and global markets columnist for The Globe and Mail. In a long career at The Globe, he covered diverse business beats, including international trade, the automotive industry, media, debt markets, banking and the business side of sports.
Brian spent two years as an associate managing editor in the Report on Business, before becoming The Globe's New York bureau chief in 1994. From his vantage point in the world's financial capital, he covered the greatest economic and stock market boom in modern history, as well as a raft of U.S. political, cultural and social topics.
Mr. Milner began writing a markets column called Taking Stock in late 2000, before joining the editorial board in 2003. He resumed writing the column on a weekly basis in 2007 after returning to the ROB early in the global financial crisis. He was the author of a best-seller, The Hidden Establishment (Viking, 1991), which profiled secretive, wealthy immigrants. He was an award-winning magazine writer and also wrote a history of Toronto for a popular guide book. In his spare time, he ghost-wrote and edited books on economic, social and sports subjects. The best known is Shifting Gears (Harper Collins 1993), one of the first books to examine the impact of the technological boom on the economy. He was a frequent commentator on radio and television.