Zanny Minton Beddoes

The First Female Editor of 'The Economist'

Zanny Minton Beddoes is a British journalist and  is the 17th and first female Editor-in-Chief of The Economist. She began working for the newspaper in 1994, as its emerging markets correspondent.

Secured by her appointment to the top editor position at The Economist, Beddoes is considered one of the most influential voices in financial journalism. She has written surveys of the world economy, Latin American finance, global finance and Central Asia.

She has written extensively about the American economy and international financial policy; the enlargement of the European Union; the future of the IMF; and economic reform in emerging economies. She has been published in Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy, contributed chapters to several conference volumes, and edited Emerging Asia (Asian Development Bank, 1997), a book on the future of emerging-markets in Asia.

In May 1998, she provided expert testimony on the introduction of the Euro to the United States House Financial Services Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade, a subcommittee of the House Committee on Financial Services.

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