Adrian Wooldridge is the management editor of The Economist and writes its “Bagehot” column on British life and politics. From 2000 to 2010 he was based in Washington, DC as bureau chief and “Lexington columnist” and served as West Coast correspondent, management correspondent and Britain correspondent.
Together with John Micklethwait ( editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News), Wooldrige is co-author of the recent book, The Wake-Up Call: Why the Pandemic Has Exposed the Weakness of the West, and How to Fix It (2020). He is also author or co-author of nine previous books, including Capitalism in America co-written with Alan Greenspan and six co-written with John Micklethwait.
Wooldridge was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, where he studied modern history and was awarded a fellowship at All Souls College, also at Oxford University, where he received a doctorate in philosophy in 1985. From 1984 to 1985, he was also a Harkness Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley.