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Evan Robert Davis, a British economist and journalist, was born on April 8, 1962 in Ashtead, Surrey. Since October 2001, when he replaced Peter Jay, he has been the BBC’s Economics Editor. Apart from other things that he does, he also presents the investment programme Dragon’s Den on BBC Two, in which potential entrepreneurs seek investment for their ideas from any or all of a group of five successful businesspeople – referred to as the Dragons. Davis has also made several appearances on the quiz show, Have I Got News For You.

Student and Professional Life
Davis attended The Ashcombe School, Dorking and later studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at St. Johns College, Oxford from 1981 to 1984 where he also edited Cherwell, the student newspaper. He has also obtained an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
He has worked as an economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies from 1986 to 1988 and again from 1992 to 1993. Between 1988 and 1992 he worked at the London Business School. This was before he got into the BBC in 1993 and was designated as the economics correspondent and was later made the economics editor BBC Two’s Newsnight programme from 1997 to 2001. As mentioned earlier in 2001 he replaced Peter Jay as the economics editor of BBC – a position he holds to date. Since he has become the BBC’s economics editor, Davis has been responsible for reporting and analyzing economic developments on a range of serials that are aired on BBC radio and television, mainly on the Ten O’clock News. His position as the economic editor ensures that he puts his talent to use in shaping the extensive BBC coverage of economics across all the corporation’s outputs, including online. Davis has also authored Public Spending, the book which was published by Penguin. In the book he has presented his views in favor of privatizing of public services, which according to him will increase their efficiency. Currently, Davis writes a blog for the BBC website entitled “Evanomics” in which, to put it in his own words, he “attempts to understand the real world, using the toolkit of economics”. He has discussed on a whole range of subjects including Road Pricing (refers to charging the user, usually motorists, for the use of streets and roads, mostly in the form of tolls), Care for the Elderly (fulfillment of the special requirements unique to senior citizens including assisted living, adult day care, long term care, nursing homes, hospice care and Alzheimer’s care), Gordon Brown’s Budget and how to choose wine. 

In 2005, when BBC staff was on strike against announced job cuts, he was one of the few personalities on BBC who broke strike picket lines (picket line is the human line formed by striking employees to dissuade other employees from attending work). 
Davis has won several awards including the Work Foundation’s Broadcast Journalist of the Year Award in 1998, 2001 and 2003, and the Harold Wincott Business Broadcaster of the Year Award in 2002 which have only correctly judged his talent.