Zanny Minton Beddoes

First female Editor-in-Chief of The Economist

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About

Zanny Minton Beddoes has been the Editor-in-Chief of The Economist since her appointment in 2015 — the first woman to hold the position in the 170+ year history of the influential magazine — and was named by Forbes magazine as one of the "Most Powerful Women in the World”.

A renowned global economics expert, she oversees an esteemed financial news publication that reaches 1.5 million readers and is highly sought-after for her authoritative perspectives on the world economy – particularly now with the international ripple effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Her work has earned two of the highest journalist honours obtainable — a 2012 Gerald Loeb Award for economic journalism and Journalist of the Year, awarded by the Wincott Foundation for financial journalism. She has also been published in Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy, has testified before Congress on the introduction of the Euro, and is a member of the Research Advisory Board of the Committee for Economic Development and a trustee of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

One of the few women at the top of global journalism, Susan "Zanny" Minton Beddoes began her career as an adviser to the Minister of Finance in Poland, as part of a small group headed by Professor Jeffrey Sachs of Harvard University. From 1992 to 1994 she served as an economist with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where she worked on macroeconomic adjustment programs in Africa and the transition economies of Eastern Europe.

She joined The Economist in 1994 as emerging-markets correspondent, then economics editor and emerging-markets correspondent before holding her most recent position of business affairs editor.

Before moving to Washington in April 1996, Zanny wrote as The Economist’s emerging markets correspondent based in London. During this period she travelled widely in Latin America and Eastern Europe, covering economic developments by writing editorials and country analyses. She has also written extensive surveys of the World Economy, Latin American finance, global finance and Central Asia.

At the nexus of the global economy and policy, Beddoes adeptly positions new developments that impact business and industry — such as COVID-19
— into the broader context of world events, from emerging markets and a precarious European Union to corporate America and the latest twists in global politics.

She holds degrees from Oxford University and Harvard University.

Speech Topics

As The Economist’s Editor-in-Chief, and former Washington editor, economics editor, and business affairs editor, Zanny Minton Beddoes delivers unmatched insights and global perspectives on the various economic elements at work in keynote speeches that are constantly evolving along with global economic conditions and circumstances.

Renowned for delivering sophisticated insight on all facets of economic affairs, she offers up-to-the minute insight on anything from job creation to the deficit's effect on global interest rates and the international ripple effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Her position at the top covering the global economy, policy and business enterprise, Zanny Minton Beddoes enlightens audiences on financial and economic trends with prescient analysis that is detailed yet comprehensive in scope.

With charming wit and remarkable precision, her unique depth of perspective on the future of the global economy provides an unparalleled outlook that always engages and informs.

A Future View: Global Leadership and Our Global Economy After Covid-19
What will be the short and long-term geopolitical and economic consequences of the global pandemic? Zanny Minton Beddoes examines the scale of the damage and the impact on government finances, on trade and globalisation and the role of the State.

As business and factories reopen -- what does the future of business look like; what trends have been accelerated and will reshape business? And when and how the world economy will recover – do signals suggest a quicker V-shaped recovery or will it be slow drawn-out process? Beddoes tackles these and other complex questions, and she thoughtfully sketches out what the world will look like as we chart a way forward.

What’s Next? Making Sense of a Global Economy
In this big picture presentation, Zanny Minton Beddoes reveals the interplay of democracy, demography, technology, energy and government policies as the ultimate drivers of economic change.

As it relates to global economy:
1) How is Europe displaying attributes typical of Japan, where economies are no longer shrinking, but stagnant?
2) Emerging market economies are being tested: A candid look at which have promise and those that could collapse under the pressure.

Minton Beddoes delivers unmatched insights and global perspective on the various economic elements at work in presentations that are constantly evolving along with global economic conditions and circumstances.

Charting Uncertain Waters: The World Economy After the Credit Crunch
After several years of smooth sailing, the world economy has hit troubled waters. The financial turmoil spawned by a crisis in America's sub-prime mortgage market has broadened into a general credit crunch, with global economic consequences.

America's economy is perilously close to recessions as consumers face falling house prices, tighter financial conditions and a weaker labour market. The outlook has also darkened in other rich economies, especially in Europe. Yet many emerging economies, particularly big ones such as China, India and Brazil, are still booming.

This unusual constellation raises important questions. How protracted and painful will the credit crunch be? How much will an American recession affect the rest of the world? Does this downturn mark a turning point in America's global economic hegemony? As The Economist's economics editor, Zanny Minton Beddoes will explain today's economic challenges and put them into a broader historical context.

America and China: Raising the Barricades?
Every so often, America — particularly the Congress — goes through a frenzy of protectionism. In the mid-1980s when the dollar was strong and the trade deficit large, the villain was Japan. Today, the villain is China. China bashing is rising sharply in the US Congress—there are many bills that threaten to slap tariffs on China if it does not revalue its currency. Lawmakers are furious at the rise in textile imports from China now that the quota regime has gone. And this frenzy may only grow stronger.

The US trade deficit is rising fast and it will dictate trade politics and relations with China in Congress. Within months we could see tariffs, voluntary export restraints, new quotas on textiles and all kinds of other nasty protectionist gambits. At the same time, China is one of our biggest creditors. The Chinese buy many of the Treasury bills that fund our huge budget deficit, thus keeping US interest rates low. If they stopped, interest rates would shoot up and the American economy would tank.

Beddoes terms this conundrum the "balance of financial terror”. How this balance unwinds - what happens to China's currency, what happens to the dollar, what happens to American interest rates, and what happens to trade laws - has huge implications for American business.

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