John Micklethwait is Editor-In-Chief at Bloomberg. He was previously the editor-in-chief of The Economist from 2006 to 2014 which he joined as a finance correspondent in 1987 before setting up its bureau in Los Angeles where he worked from 1990 – 1993. He also served as the newspaper’s media correspondent, edited its business section and subsequently its United States section.
In 1990 he was voted the Young Financial Journalist of the Year, awarded by the Harold Wincott Foundation.
He is a frequent broadcaster and has appeared on CNN, ABC News, BBC and NPR.
Mr Micklethwait has co-authored with Adrian Wooldridge, also an Economist journalist, four books: The Witch Doctors, A Future Perfect: the Challenge and Hidden Promise of Globalisation, The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea and The Right Nation, a study of conservatism in America.