2011 Milken Institute Summit
Editor-in-Chief, The Economist
John Micklethwait is editor-in-chief of The Economist, which has a circulation of about 1.4 million worldwide. He first joined the magazine as a finance correspondent in 1987. Since then, his roles have included setting up a bureau in Los Angeles, where he worked from 1990 to 1993; serving as media correspondent; editing the business section; running the New York bureau; and editing the U.S. section. A frequent guest on radio and television, Micklethwait has co-authored five books with Adrian Wooldridge of The Economist: "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: Conservative Power in America" and "God Is Back: How the Global Rise of Faith Is Changing the World." Micklethwait was named Editors' Editor of the Year at the British Society of Magazine Editors 2010 annual awards. He studied history at Magdalen College at the University of Oxford before working as a banker at Chase Manhattan.