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. Micklethwait has
appeared on radio and television around the world, and co-authored with Adrian
Wooldridge several books, including The
Witch Doctors, A Future Perfect, The Company, The Right Nation, and God is Back. He was named Editors’
Editor by the British Society of Magazine Editors in 2010. He is a trustee of
the British Museum.