Published on Mar 20, 2016
Adrian Wooldridge is the Management Editor and ‘Schumpeter’ columnist for The Economist magazine. Until July 2009 he was The Economist’s Washington Bureau Chief and ‘Lexington’ columnist.
Wooldridge was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, where he studied modern history, and was awarded a fellowship at All Souls College, also at Oxford University, where he received a doctorate in philosophy in 1985. From 1984 to 1985 he was also a Harkness Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley.
Publications: Wooldridge, Adrian (1994), Measuring the Mind: Education and Psychology in England c.1860-1990, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-39515-1, retrieved 10 August 2010
Co-wrote (with fellow Economist journalist John Micklethwait): The Witch Doctors: Making Sense of the Management Gurus The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea A Future Perfect: The Challenge and Promise of Globalization The Right Nation: Conservative Power in America God is Back: How the Global Revival of Faith Is Changing the World
John Micklethwait (born 11 August 1962) is editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News, a position he has held since February 2015. An English journalist, he was previously the editor-in-chief of The Economist.
Micklethwait was born in 1962, in London, England, and educated at Ampleforth College (an independent school) and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he studied history. He worked for Chase Manhattan Bank for two years and joined The Economist in 1987. Prior to becoming editor-in-chief, he was United States editor of the publication and ran the New York Bureau for two years. Before that, he edited the Business Section of the newspaper for four years. His other roles have included setting up an office in Los Angeles for The Economist, 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.
Appointed as editor-in-chief on 23 March 2006, the first issue of The Economist published under his editorship was released on 7 April 2006. He was named Editors’ Editor by the British Society of Magazine Editors in 2010. Micklethwait has frequently appeared on CNN, ABC News, BBC, C-SPAN, PBS and NPR.
In 2015 he was appointed as a Trustee of the British Museum. He was also a delegate, along with two colleagues, at the 2010 Bilderberg Conference held in Spain. This group consists of an assembly of notable politicians, industrialists and financiers who meet annually to discuss issues on a non-disclosure basis.
Micklethwait is the co-author of several books with Adrian Wooldridge, including: The Witch Doctors A Future Perfect: the Challenge and Hidden Promise of Globalisation The Company — A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea The Right Nation: A Study of Conservatism in America God is Back The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race To Reinvent The State
In A Future Perfect, Wooldridge and Micklethwait resurrected the term “cosmocrat”.