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Daniel Franklin

London, UK
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Executive Editor, The Economist (2006-present)

Editorial Director, Economist Intelligence Unit (1997-2006)

Renowned expert on political, economic and business trends

Dr. Daniel Franklin is a leading writer and commentator on the world’s political, economic and business developments.

He has spent the past 23 years observing, analysing and forecasting global economic developments and interpreting the impact of political and economic forces on business. He served successively as The Economist’s Europe Editor, Britain Editor and Washington Bureau Chief before spending a decade as Editorial Director of the Economist Intelligence Unit. In July 2006 he became Executive Editor of The Economist.

In his ten years at the Economist Intelligence Unit he directed editorial operations in London, Vienna, New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing. In his current role, he is both a leading member of The Economist’s editorial team and Editor-in-Chief of the rapidly growing Economist.com. Within the Economist Group, he contributes to the intellectual debate on key global events.

Since 2003 he has also been Editor of The World in … =, an annual yearbook of global predictions published by The Economist. Daniel has contributed to a wide range of Economist Group publications including The Economist itself and various Economist Intelligence Unit country reports and forecasts.

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"Daniel is one of the world’s top current affairs commentators. His wide-ranging experience allows him to synthesise politics, economics and business trends into a comprehensive overview of the key forces shaping our world today. Since 2010 he has also been The Economist’s Business Affairs Editor, responsible for the paper’s coverage of business, finance and science."

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