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is the Management Editor and 'Schumpeter' columnist for The Economist
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magazine. Until July 2009 he was The Economist's Washington
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Bureau Chief and 'Lexington' columnist.
Wooldridge was educated at Balliol College, Oxford
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, where he studied modern history, and was awarded a fellowship at All Souls College
The Warden and the College of the Souls of all Faithful People deceased in the University of Oxford or All Souls College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England....
, also at Oxford, where he received a doctorate in philosophy
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in 1985. From 1984 to 1985 he was also a Harkness Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley
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Co-wrote (with fellow Economist journalist John Micklethwait
John Micklethwait is the editor-in-chief of The Economist.-Biography:Micklethwait was born in 1962 and educated at the independent school Ampleforth College and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he studied history. He worked for Chase Manhattan Bank for two years and joined The Economist in 1987...
- The Witch Doctors: Making Sense of the Management Gurus
- The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea
- A Future Perfect: The Challenge and Promise of Globalization
- The Right Nation: Conservative Power in America
The Right Nation is a book published in 2004 which charts the rise of the Republican Party in the United States since Barry Goldwater's defeat in 1964...
- God is Back: How the Global Revival of Faith Is Changing the World
God is Back: How the Global Revival of Faith Is Changing the World is a book by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge which argues against the secularization thesis and claims that there a global revival of faith has started in the late twentieth century....