Co-author, 'Philanthrocapitalism: How Giving Can Save the World'
Matthew Bishop is Chief Business Writer/US Business Editor of The Economist, based in New York. He was previously The Economist's London-based Business Editor, and has also served as its New York Bureau Chief. Matthew is the author of several Economist special survey supplements, including most recently The Business of Giving, which looks at the industrial revolution taking place in philanthropy; Kings of Capitalism, which anticipated and analysed the recent boom in private equity; and Capitalism and its Troubles, an examination of the impact of problems such as the collapse of Enron. Matthew is the author of Essential Economics, the official Economist layperson's guide to economics. Before joining The Economist, Matthew was on the faculty of London Business School, where he co-authored three books for the Oxford University Press, on subjects ranging from privatisation and regulation to corporate mergers. Prior to that he was educated at Oxford University. Matthew has served as a member of the Sykes Commission on the investment system in the 21st Century. He was also on the Advisors Group of the United Nations International Year of Microcredit 2005. He has been honoured as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He has been interviewed on numerous media outlets including NPR, BBC World TV and BBC Radio 4 'Today'.