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Clive Crook    

Columnist and member of the editorial board at Bloomberg View

Clive Crook is a Bloomberg View columnist and writes editorials on economics, finance, and politics. He was chief Washington commentator for the Financial Times, a correspondent, and editor for the Economist and a senior editor at the Atlantic. He previously served as an official in the British finance ministry and the Government Economic Service.

Crook is one of the world's most respected journalists. As a commentator, his principal interest is political economy -- the intersection of politics and economics.

For some twenty years, Mr. Crook guided The Economist magazine's editorial line across its broadly defined economics terrain. As its Deputy Editor for eleven years, he supervised its full range of interests in business, politics and international relations.

He is the author of hundreds of articles, almost all of them unsigned (in the magazine's tradition of anonymity), including many of the magazine's most memorable and influential editorials.

As The Economists' chief economics commentator, he wrote frequently on global trade, development and the economic role of government.

Crook was previously, Senior Editor at The Atlantic Monthly until 2013.

Not only did he serve as an official in the British finance ministry and the Government Economic Service, but Crook also co-chaired the Copenhagen Consensus project, a gathering of Nobel laureates and other world-renowned economists aimed at framing global development priorities for the coming decades.

Speech Topics


Obama, the Crash, and the Outlook for the US Economy

Corporate social responsibility

The future of Europe

Globalization -- particularly the political dimension, international economy, India & China

American competitiveness; America's place in the world

Globalisation of services -- how far can it go?

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