Zanny Minton Beddoes

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Zanny Minton Beddoes – Economic Editor for The Economist and Former IMF Economist

Zanny Minton Beddoes is The Economist’s economic editor, overseeing all of the prestigious publication’s American and global economics coverage and managing a team of writers from around the world. As one of the world's most renowned, brilliant, and engaging speakers on economic and financial matters, Minton Beddoes is highly decorated. She is the winner of two of the highest honors a journalist can receive -- a 2012 Gerald Loeb Award for economic journalism and "Journalist of the Year" awarded by the Wincott Foundation for financial journalism.

Before moving to Washington in April 1996, Minton-Beddoes was The Economist’s emerging-markets correspondent based in London. She has written surveys of the World Economy, Latin American finance, global finance and Central Asia.

Minton Beddoes joined The Economist in 1994 after spending two years as an economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Before joining the IMF, she worked as an adviser to the Minister of Finance in Poland, as part of a small group headed by Professor Jeffrey Sachs of Harvard University. Minton Beddoes has written extensively about the American economy and international financial policy. She has published in Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy, and has testified before Congress on the introduction of the euro.

Minton Beddoes is a regular TV and radio commentator. Recent appearances include Real Time with Bill Maher, Charlie Rose, PBS Newshour, and Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien. She is a regular contributor to Morning Edition (NPR) and has appeared frequently on shows such as the Diane Rehm Show and To the Point with Warren Olney (NPR). She is a member of the Research Advisory Board of the Committee for Economic Development and has been a trustee of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 


Zanny Minton Beddoes' talk: “Making sense of the Global Economy”