Speaker: Daniel Franklin

Daniel Franklin

Executive Editor, The Economist & Editor, The World in 2050

Daniel Franklin is Executive Editor of The Economist and Editor (since 2003) of The Economist's annual publication, "The World in..."; which focuses on the year ahead. His book on long-term trends, Megachange: The World in 2050, was published in 2012, and its successor, Megatech: Technology in 2050, in February 2017. Daniel joined The Economist in 1983 to write about Soviet and East European affairs. As the newspaper's Europe Editor from 1986 to 1992 he covered the great European upheavals, from the collapse of communism to the signing of the Maastricht treaty. After a stint as Britain Editor he moved to the United States as Washington Bureau Chief, covering the first Clinton term. In 1997 he moved back to London as Editorial Director of the Economist Intelligence Unit. From 2006 to 2010 he was Editor-in-Chief of Economist.com, and then for four years served as Business Affairs Editor, running the paper’s coverage of business, finance, science and technology.