The Economist magazine was founded in 1843 and has been an establishment publication from its inception. In 2007, the magazine is owned by "The Economist Group" which is in turn owned 50/50 by the Financial Times, a subsidiary of Pearson PLC, and private shareholders. In 2006, the magazine's circulation was 158,000 with more than half sold in the US.
- Robert Wilson – Chairman
- John Micklethwait – Editor-in-Chief
- Bill Emmott – former editor (from 1993 until Feb. 2006)
- Michael Reid – Americas Editor
- Emma Duncan – deputy editor and former UK editor
- Edward Lucas – Deputy Editor of the International Section
- Economist Intelligence Unit – a premium business publication published by The Economist
References, Resources and Contact
- Web: www.economist.com
- Owen Gibson, [Emmott signs off as editor of the Economist], Guardian, 21 February 2006.
- Gibson, ibid.