Adrian Wooldridge is the Management Editor and, since 1 April 2017, the 'Bagehot' columnist for The Economist newspaper. He was formerly the 'Schumpeter' columnist . Until July 2009 he was The Economist's Washington Bureau Chief and the 'Lexington' columnist.

Wooldridge was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, where he studied modern history, and was awarded a fellowship at All Souls College, also at Oxford University, where he received a doctorate in philosophy in 1985. From 1984 to 1985 he was also a Harkness Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley.[1]


  • Wooldridge, Adrian (1994). Measuring the mind : education and psychology in England c.1860-1990. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 
  • — (April 18, 2015). "Family companies". Special Report. The Economist. 415 (8934). [2]
  • — (April 18, 2015). "A very British business : some lessons from the success of Britain's elite private schools". Schumpeter. The Economist. 415 (8934): 56. 

Co-wrote (with fellow Economist journalist John Micklethwait):


  1. ^ Speaker profile at Leigh Bureau
  2. ^ The Economist often changes the title of a print article when it is published online. This article is titled "To those that have" online.

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