Micklethwait is the Editor-in-Chief of The Economist.
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. Since then his roles at The Economist have
included setting up the bureau in Los Angeles, where he worked from 1990‑93;
being the newspaper's media correspondent; editing the business section;
running the New York bureau; and editing the United States section. The
Economist now has a circulation of around 1.4 million worldwide.
Micklethwait has appeared on radio and television around the world. He has
co-authored with Adrian Wooldridge, also an Economist journalist, five books: The Witch Doctors; "A Future Perfect: the Challenge and Hidden
Promise of Globalisation; The Company: A Short History of a
Revolutionary Idea; The Right Nation: Conservative Power in
America and God is Back:
How the Global Rise of Faith is Changing the World, published by the
Penguin Press in April 2009.
Mr. Micklethwait was named Editors'
Editor of the Year at the British Society of Magazine Editors 2010 annual awards.
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