Adrian Wooldridge is an English journalist and author.
Currently The Economist’s management editor and Schumpeter columnist (a column about business, entrepreneurship and innovation, dedicated to influential Austrian economist, Joseph Schumpeter), Adrian has previously worked for the magazine in the capacities of Washington bureau chief and Los Angeles correspondent.
Before becoming a journalist, Adrian also spent a prolonged period in academia. His academic career started off with a course in modern history at Balliol College, Oxford, after which he remained at the same university, acquiring a fellowship at All Souls College and undertaking a doctorate in philosophy. The terminus of this formal academic career was in California, where he was a Harkness fellow at the University of California, Berkeley.
Adrian has also co-authored several books with his colleague at The Economist, John Micklethwait. These books look at similar themes to their work for the magazine and typically focus on a range of subjects, including management, politics, globalisation and the economy.
The latest of these books published by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge was The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State (Penguin Press, 2014), which looks at the current crises of government and suggests that we are experiencing a transformation of the nation state as we understand it.
Information valid as of winter 2014.