Robert Guest

Foreign Editior for The Economist

Robert Guest is an outstanding writer and speaker on world affairs. Based in London, he is in charge of coverage of foreign affairs issues for one of the world’s most influential journals, The Economist. He is formerly the Business Editor and is one of a small group of senior editors who make The Economist wittier and more incisive than its competitors. He brings a truly international perspective, having reported from nearly 70 countries and lived in six. In his job, he gets to travel constantly around the world talking to leaders in government, global institutions and business.

He is also the author of two books: Borderless Economics: Chinese Sea Turtles, Indian Fridges and the New Fruits of Global Capitalism, which argues that migration makes the world brainier; and The Shackled Continent, which explains why Africa was poor but is about to get richer. His articles include The magic of diasporas, a 2011 cover editorial in The Economist and accompanying report; Surviving the slump, a 2009 special report on business in America; The road to hell is unpaved, an account of the time he hitched a ride on a beer truck in West Africa.

Robert Guest is a clever, astute and entertaining speaker who taps into his vast experience to explore a wide range of topics relating to global business and economics.

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