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John Micklethwait speaker

John Micklethwait

New York, USA

Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg News (2015-present)

Editor-in-Chief, The Economist (2006-15)

World authority on globalisation, US politics and policy

John Micklethwait is the Editor-in-Chief of Bloomberg News, having replaced the founding editor Matt Winkler.

Previously, from 2006 to 2015, John was Editor-in-Chief of The Economist, the weekly news and international affairs magazine. During his editorship, its circulation has increased from 1 million to nearer 1.5 million.

Prior to becoming Editor-in-Chief, John was in New York as United States Editor for two years. Before that, he edited the Business Section for four years. His other roles have included media correspondent and setting up an office in Los Angeles where he worked from 1990 to 1993. He has covered business and politics from the United States, Latin America, Continental Europe, Southern Africa and most of Asia.

Prior to joining The Economist in 1987, John worked for Chase Manhattan Bank for two years. A frequent broadcaster, John has appeared on CNN, ABC and the BBC. He is the co-author of several books including “The Witch Doctors” (1996), “A Future Perfect” (2000), “The Company” (2003), “The Right Nation” (2004) and “God Is Back” (2009). His most recent book is titled “The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State” (2014), which argues that we in the midst of a fourth revolution in the history of the nation-state, but this time the Western way is in danger of being left behind.

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"As drily witty as the magazine itself, John speaks with authority on subjects including globalisation, US and UK politics and business management."

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