David J. Lynch

Washington, D.C.

Financial writer covering trade and globalization

Education: Yale University, MA in international relations, 1983; Wesleyan University, BA in government, 1981

David J. Lynch joined The Washington Post in November 2017 from the Financial Times, where he covered white-collar crime. He was previously the cybersecurity editor at Politico and a senior writer with Bloomberg News, focusing on the intersection of politics and economics. Earlier, he followed the global economy for USA Today, where he was the founding bureau chief in both London and Beijing. He covered the wars in Kosovo and Iraq, the latter as an embedded reporter with the U.S. Marines, and was the paper’s first recipient of a Nieman fellowship at Harvard University. He has reported from mor
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As cost of climate disasters grows, some profit with catastrophe bonds

Despite the growing number of natural disasters fueled by climate change, the catastrophe bond market is nearly double its 2013 level.

August 29, 2023

Biden’s course for U.S. on trade breaks with Clinton and Obama

President Biden is reshaping the U.S. approach to trade policy to focus on the needs of Americans as workers rather than consumers, breaking with 30 years of trade policy.

August 27, 2023

IMF chief cites her life behind Iron Curtain in warning of new Cold War

Kristalina Georgieva is head of the International Monetary Fund and is trying to keep the global economy from a costly splintering.

August 20, 2023

Emergency response questioned as Hawaii residents survey wildfire ruins

The Maui death toll hits 89, making it the deadliest U.S. wildfire in recent history. Lahaina residents say they did not receive adequate warning.

August 12, 2023

Biden order proposes new restrictions on China tech investment

The new White House ban on China investment is aimed at a handful of critical technologies related to military and internal surveillance capabilities.

August 9, 2023

U.S. companies are buying less from China as relations remain tense

U.S. imports from China during the first five months of the year were down 24 percent from the same period last year, according to the Census Bureau. Mexico is now the U.S.’s top trading partner.

August 6, 2023

Truck drivers are leaving boom-and-bust supply chain jobs

Several thousand truck drivers have fled the freight business this year amid one of the harshest freight recessions in memory.

August 3, 2023

World adds 165 million more poor as debt consumes governments’ funds

Some of the world’s poorest countries borrowed heavily since 2020 to cope with the pandemic, soaring food and fuel bills caused by the war in Ukraine, and inflation.

July 14, 2023

Tougher rules sought on land sales to China, other adversaries

The chairman of the House panel on China introduced legislation aimed at preventing foreign adversaries from purchasing land adjacent to military bases.

July 12, 2023

Yellen hails modest gains in economic talks with Chinese leaders

Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen said she pressed senior Chinese leaders about their treatment of U.S. companies during her trip to Beijing.

July 9, 2023