Journalist. Chief editor of "The Economist" (1993-2006)
Bill Emmott was chief editor at The Economist between 1993 and 2006, one of the world’s leading economic analysis journals. By the time he left, the magazine had a circulation of over one million copies a week, twice the circulation it had had ten years earlier.
He studied Political Sciences, Philosophy and Economics at Magdalen College (Oxford) before joining The Economist as an expert in the EC and Benelux. He held several posts (correspondent in Tokyo, head of the science desk, etc.) until he was appointed chief editor of the magazine in March 1993.
He has written six books about Japan, including 'The Sun Also Sets', a best-seller that has sold over 300,000 copies there.
Bill Emmott works regularly with international media outlets, such as “Exame” (Brazil), “Ushio” (Japan), and “Corriere della Sera” (Italy). He is also a member of the executive committee of the Trilateral Commission and runs Dublin-based company Development Consultants International.