Executive Editor, The Economist
Daniel Franklin has been Executive Editor of The Economist since 2006. Since 2003 he has been Editor of The Economist’s annual publication, “The World in…”; which focuses on the year ahead. His book on long-term trends, Megachange: The World in 2050, was published in March 2012. His special report for The Economist on corporate social responsibility, “Just good business”, was published in January 2008. He joined The Economist in 1983 to write about Soviet and East European affairs. As the newspaper’s Europe Editor from 1986 to 1992 he covered the great European upheavals, from the collapse of communism to the signing of the Maastricht treaty. After a stint as Britain Editor he moved to the United States as Washington Bureau Chief, covering the first Clinton term. In 1997 he moved back to London as Editorial Director of the Economist Intelligence Unit. From 2006 to 2010 he was Editor-in-Chief of Economist.com, and from 2010 to 2014 he was Business Affairs Editor.