Matthew Bishop

US Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief for The Economist and Author of "Philanthrocapitalism"

Matthew Bishop is an award-winning British journalist and speaker, and has been the New York Bureau Chief of The Economist since 2006. He is the co-author of two recent books, "Philanthrocapitalism", about how giving can save the world, and "The Road From Ruin", about how to redesign capitalism following the financial crisis. He blogs at and tweets on Twitter as @mattbish.

Matthew was an adviser to the United Nations International Year of Microcredit. Among the people he has interviewed are Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, Bernie Madoff, Bono and Shakira. When Angelina Jolie phoned him for an interview, he foolishly uttered the words, "Angie who?"

Matthew Bishop appears in the following:

The Future of Economic Growth

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Nobel Laureate and NYU Stern professor Michael Spence, author of author of The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World, and The Economist's New York Bureau Chief Matthew Bishop discuss recent trends in the job market, both in the United States and around the world, the rapid growth in developing markets that are catching up with the industrialized West, and what the United States must do to remain competitive. They’ll also look at The Economist’s “Future of Jobs” report.

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Backstory: Europe’s Shaky Economy

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Last week, the European Union voted to help bail out Ireland’s government, hoping that it would help calm the markets. Matthew Bishop, the U.S. Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief for The Economist, explains whether the EU has succeeded, has helped stabilize the markets, and why investors continue to be worried about Spain, Portugal and Italy. Plus, a look at what the current crisis means for the future of the Euro.

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European Financial Crisis

Monday, November 22, 2010

Matthew Bishop, US business editor of The Economist and author of The Road from Ruin: How to Revive Capitalism and Put America Back on Top, talks about the fiscal crises in Greece and Ireland and what other countries can learn from them.

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The Road from Ruin

Monday, March 29, 2010

Author Matthew Bishop, New York bureau chief of The Economist, discusses his new book, The Road from Ruin: How to Revive Capitalism and Put America Back on Top. The book is co-authored by Michael Green.

Event: Matthew will sit on a panel on our financial direction alongside ...

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Is Giving Money to Haiti Relief a Good Idea?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, major U.S. aid organizations have received over $305 million dollars for Haiti. Big photogenic disasters close to home generate big donations, but that’s not always the best way to save the world, says Economist writer Matthew Bishop.


The Bonus

Friday, December 11, 2009

To counter criticism from politicians and the public, banks are dialing back on cash bonuses to their executives. Matthew Bishop, U.S. business editor and New York bureau chief of The Economist, talks about the new bonus systems.

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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

For philanthropists of the past, charity was often a matter of simply giving money away, but the new generation of billionaires who are reshaping the way they give see charity as more like business. Matthew Bishop explains how philanthrocapitalism works and what it means for philanthropy. In Philanthrocapitalism, written ...

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Putting a cap on charitable giving for wealthy

Friday, February 27, 2009

The Obama administration's budget plan asks Congress to raise taxes on the wealthy to help stem the flood of red ink. One of the strategies to increase tax revenue is a cap on the rat...

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