Bill Emmott

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Full name: Bill Emmott

Area of interest: Economics | International affairs

Journals/Organisation: The Times

Email: bill@billemmott.com

Personal website: http://www.billemmott.com

Website: The Times / Bill Emmott | Comment is free

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About: "Bill Emmott is an independent writer and consultant on international affairs, based in London and Somerset. He was Editor of The Economist, the world's leading weekly magazine on current affairs and business, from 1993 until 2006" - http://www.billemmott.com/biography.php

Education: After studying politics, philosophy and economics at Magdalen College, Oxford in 1975-78, Bill moved to Nuffield College to do postgraduate research into the French Communist party's spell in government in 1944-47...

Career: ... before completing that, however, in 1980 he joined The Economist's Brussels office, writing about EEC affairs and the Benelux countries. In 1982 he became the paper's economics correspondent in London and the following year moved to Tokyo to cover Japan and South Korea. In mid-1986 he returned to London as the finance editor and in January 1989 he became business affairs editor, responsible for all the paper's coverage of business, finance and science. He was appointed Editor in March 1993. When he left in March 2006, The Economist's circulation was almost 1.1m worldwide, having more than doubled in the previous 13 years. (As of mid-2010, the worldwide circulation had reached 1.4m.) He is now an independent writer, speaker and consultant, based in London and Somerset. His website is Bill Emmott.com

Current position/role: Independent writer and consultant on international affairs, writes regular columns on international affairs for The Times in Britain and La Stampa in Italy. He has also written frequently for Corriere della Sera, Italy's top daily newspaper; Exame, Brazil's leading business magazine; for two Japanese monthly magazines, Ushio and Voice; and for the Asahi Shimbun, one of Japan's biggest-selling daily newspapers

  • also writes/has written for: The Guardian, Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, Newsweek, Washington Post and BusinessWorld (India's leading business magazine)

Other roles/Main role: chairman of the London Library

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Broadcast media: 2012: Girlfriend in a Coma with Annalisa Piras explores Italy’s political, economic and social decline over the past 20 years, the product of a moral collapse unmatched anywhere else in the West.

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