John Paul Rathbone was born in New York and raised in England. Currently the deputy head of the Financial Times’ prestigious Lex column, he is a graduate of Oxford and Columbia universities. He has worked as an economist and a journalist, as well as at the World Bank. His articles have appeared in many publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Britain’s Sunday Telegraph, Colombia’s El Espectador, and Esquire, where he was the business columnist from 2002 to 2003. He lives in London.