About the Speaker

Zanny Minton Beddoes is The Economist’s Economics editor. She is responsible for coverage of the American economy, economic policy and issues surrounding globalization. Before moving to Washington in April 1996, Ms 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. Ms 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. She 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.

Beddoes is a regular commentator on Marketplace and other public radio programs. She has also appeared on CNN, the BBC World Service, MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour, CNBC, and Public Interest. She is a trustee of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a member of the Research Advisory Board of the Committee for Economic Development.