Zanny Minton Beddoes is the editor of The Economist. Before moving to Washington in 1996 to economics editor, she was The Economist's emerging-markets correspondent based in London. She has travelled extensively in Latin America and Eastern Europe, writing editorials and country analyses and has written surveys of the World Economy, Latin American finance, global finance and Central Asia.
Sh joined The Economist in 1994 after two years as an economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), working on macroeconomic adjustment programmes in Africa and the transition economies of Eastern Europe. Before she joined the IMF she was an adviser to the Minister of Finance in Poland, working as part of a small group headed by Professor Jeffrey Sachs of Harvard University.
Zanny Minton Beddoes has written extensively about international financial issues including the enlargement of the European Union, the future of the International Monetary Fund and economic reform in emerging economies. She has published in Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy, contributed chapters to several conference volumes and, in 1997, edited Emerging Asia, a book on the future of emerging-markets in Asia, published by the Asian Development Bank. In May 1998 she testified before Congress on the introduction of the Euro.
Ms Minton Beddoes is a regular television and radio commentator (Tucker Carlson Unfiltered on PBS, Marketplace on NPR, also CNN, PBS and CNBC). 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.
She has a degree from Oxford University and a Masters degree from Harvard University.