Matthew Bishop is chief business writer and American business editor for The Economist. He also serves as the publication’s New York bureau chief.
Mr. Bishop is the author of several Economist special reports, including most recently “The Business of Giving,” which looks at the industrial revolution taking place in philanthropy; “Kings of Capitalism,” which anticipated and analyzed the recent boom in private equity; and “Capitalism and its Troubles,” an examination of the impact of problems such as the collapse of Enron.
He is the author of “Essential Economics,” the official Economist layperson’s guide to economics. Before joining The Economist, Mr. Bishop was on the faculty of London Business School, where he co-authored three books for the Oxford University Press, on subjects ranging from privatization and regulation to corporate mergers.
Mr. Bishop 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 and is an Oxford University graduate.
Mr. Bishop has a new book on the business of philanthropy, Philanthrocapitalism: How the Rich Can Save the World, published in October 2008.