Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg L.P.; Former Editor-in-Chief, The Economist
Decision 2016: Brexit and the Future of the European Union
About the Topic
Elizabeth French Hitchcock Lecture
About the Speaker
John Micklethwait is the Editor-in-Chief of Bloomberg and former 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. His previous roles at The Economist included being the newspaper's Business editor and United States editor. The Economist now has a weekly print circulation of 1.6 million worldwide, with 100,000 digital subscribers.
Mr Micklethwait has appeared on radio and television around the world, and co-authored with Adrian Wooldridge, also an Economist journalist, six books: "The Witch Doctors", "A Future Perfect", "The Company", "The Right Nation" and "God is Back" and the most recent: "The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State" (May 2014). He was named Editors' Editor by the British Society of Magazine Editors in 2010. He is a trustee of the British Museum.