What is econVue?

Economics is more than an endless stream of data accompanied by uncertain predictions. It is a way of thinking, a way of making sense of what is happening in the world today. It is hard to understand how something so useful and illuminating has become so dry and unapproachable for so many. It doesn’t have to be that way.

We are a home for independent economic journalism.

econVue offers an alternative to traditional financial media that is clarifying in a turbulent world, and at the same time enjoyable to read. Our contributors have two things in common. They live and breathe their subjects of expertise, and they are very good at communicating what they know. They are not swayed by the news of the day, and take the long view of geoeconomic trends.

Our podcast, The Hale Report hosted by our editor-in-chief Lyric Hughes Hale, also takes this approach. Our guests explain how they first began to be interested in the field that became their life’s work, and what they believe people need to know today. We think you will enjoy getting to know them and our regular contributors.

We will never tell you what to think. Instead we offer the tools you need to make up your own mind.

Come and explore the world of economics with us—but not economics narrowly defined. In Greek, the word means governance of the household. It is really about how the world matters to our daily lives. At econVue, we hope to share highly credible information that you haven’t heard before, and give you a new framework to analyze both risks and opportunities. We will never tell you what to think. Instead we offer the tools you need to make up your own mind.

What We Offer Our Subscribers

  • Articles, notes, and commentary by our contributors

  • reVue, a twice-monthly newsletter by our editor. The “What econVue’s Reading” section links to articles not on econVue that we believe are of interest to our readers

  • Panel discussions with our experts and special guests

  • econVue+ features for founding subscribers, including weekly threads

  • The Hale Report podcast, first launched in 2019 and is produced in Chicago

Our History

Many of our experts first came together as contributors in a book co-authored by David Hale and Lyric Hughes Hale in 2011. The idea for a platform for independent thinkers and expert analysis began with “What’s Next: Unconventional Wisdom on the Future of the World Economy” published by Yale University Press.

How can I support econVue?

Support our vision for accessible & independent economic analysis.

Since 2012, econVue has illuminated trending global economic issues, from geopolitical tensions to trade, energy, and finance. We often take a contrarian view, with a special focus on technology and the Chinese economy. econVue content is posted on Substack, a highly respected platform for writers and podcasters with 20 million active subscribers.

econVue depends upon readers and listeners to support our efforts to provide objective geoeconomic news and analysis. We offer three levels of engagement for both individuals and organizations— subscriptions, sponsorship, and annual supporters. This allows us to pay our operating costs, and expand our content offerings.


  1. Paid subscribers receive econVue’s economic newsletter and guest posts in their inbox, and have full access to current articles, podcasts, and archives dating back to 2012. The $99 annual subscription fee includes notifications for The Hale Report podcast and reVue, a twice-monthly recap of all econVue content.

  2. In addition to the newsletter and podcasts, econVue+ offers subscribers priority participation in econVue+Panels, and access to live threads on topics related to the global economy, led by experts in their field. These discussions offer founding subscribers the opportunity to speak directly with our editor, fellows, and contributors. An introductory annual founder’s subscription is $250.

Podcast Sponsorship

The Hale Report podcast is hosted by Lyric Hughes Hale and is produced in Chicago, generally twice per month. Guests include recognized experts in their fields, and is free to all listeners on a variety of platforms. Our goal is to bring new viewpoints, perspectives, and expertise to a select group of highly influential listeners.

Podcast FAQs:

  • 56 episodes to date with a wide range of well-known guests who share their expertise during an in-depth discussion with our host.

  • Podcasts are professionally edited, not broadcast live, and last about 60 minutes on average.

  • Our direct audience is 3000+ investment professionals, policy and business leaders who subscribe to EconVue via Substack.  In addition, the Hale Report can be found on Soundcloud, Spotify and Apple podcasts.

Editor’s Circle

If you believe in our mission to provide independent, trusted geoeconomic perspectives, we invite you to learn about becoming a member of our Editor’s Circle.

For additional information about becoming an annual supporter or sponsoring a podcast, please contact econVue Editor-in-Chief Lyric Hughes Hale: lyric@econvue.com.

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Our Editor-in-Chief

LYRIC HUGHES HALE serves as Editor-in-Chief of Econvue, which publishes a newsletter, econVue+. She hosts The Hale Report, a podcast series on global economics. She is Director of Research at Hale Strategic in Chicago. Her writing focuses primarily on China and Asia, with a special emphasis on economics, science & technology, and the media.

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