John Micklethwait

John MicklethwaiJohn MicklethwaitJohn Micklethwait is the editor-in-chief of The Economist, the world’s leading weekly magazine on current affairs and business.

After studying history at Magdalen College, Oxford, he worked as a banker at Chase Manhattan between 1985 and 1987 before joining The Economist as a finance correspondent in 1987.

In 1990 he was voted the Young Financial Journalist of the Year, awarded by the Harold Wincott Foundation.

Since then his roles at The Economist have included setting up the bureau in Los Angeles, where he worked from 1990 – 1993; being the newspaper’s media correspondent; editing the business section; running the New York bureau; and, most recently, editing the United States section.

He has written surveys for the paper on California, business in Asia, Argentina, Silicon Valley, the United States, and the entertainment industry.

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.


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