Michael Reid Keynote Speaker

  • Americas Editor, The Economist (1999-present)
  • The Economist’s Brazil correspondent and South America Bureau Chief (1996-99)
  • Highly acclaimed author on Latin America and Brazil

Michael Reid's Biography

Michael Reid has been The Economist’s Americas Editor since 1999, responsible for coordinating the paper’s coverage of Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada.

Prior to this position he served as The Economist’s Brazil correspondent and South America bureau chief based in Sao Paolo (1996-99), and as its Consumer Industries and Marketing correspondent (1994-96).

One of the UK’s most authoritative commentators on the Americas, over the years Michael has written a number of acclaimed Economist Special Reports, including on Cuba (2012), Latin America at 200 (2010), Spain (2008), Mexico (2006), Argentina (2004), Colombia (2001), Brazil (1999), Latin American Business (1997) and Mercosur (1996).

Michael’s book, “Forgotten Continent: The Battle for Latin America’s Soul” (Yale University Press, 2007), examined democracy and development on the continent and was chosen by the Washington Post as one of its books of the year. The New York Times called it “a brilliantly researched work of scholarship” and the renowned Mexican writer Jorge Volpi wrote that Barack Obama should give a copy to Hugo Chavez. Michael is currently writing a book on Brazil, to be published by Yale University Press in 2014.

Read More

Videos of Michael Reid

On Latin American productivity (2013)
On Latin American productivity (2013)
Political progress in Latin America (2010)
Political progress in Latin America (2010)

Check Michael Reid's speaking availability and fees

    Please provide your details and we’ll get in touch as soon as possible.

    We can only respond to requests for professional speaking engagements. We are unable to respond to requests for autographs, shoutouts and personalized messages.

    View our related Speakers

    Adrian Wooldridge Speaker
    Exclusive
    Adrian Wooldridge
    Political Editor and Author of the Bagehot Column for The Economist
    Andrew Sheng
    Andrew Sheng Speaker
    Exclusive
    Andrew Sheng
    Expert on Banking & Finance in Asia
    Richard Davies Speaker
    Exclusive
    Richard Davies
    Award winning author, Director- Economics Observatory, Professor of Economics- Bristol University, Fellow at LSE's Centre for Economic Performance
    Alessandro Hatami Speaker
    Exclusive
    Alessandro Hatami
    Co-founder of Pacemakers.io and fintech expert
    Maurice Obstfeld Speaker
    Exclusive
    Maurice Obstfeld
    Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund (2015-2018)
    David Lough Speaker
    Exclusive
    David Lough
    Historian, Author and Broadcaster
    James Crabtree Speaker
    Exclusive
    James Crabtree
    Executive Director of the Asia office of the International Institute of Strategic Studies
    Basim Al-Ahmadi Speaker
    Exclusive
    Basim Al-Ahmadi
    Political Risk and Strategy Consultant
    Bill Emmott Speaker
    Exclusive
    Bill Emmott
    Writer and Consultant on International Affairs
    Olaf Groth Speaker
    Exclusive
    Olaf Groth
    Expert on Disruptive Technology Trends & Futures