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Clive Crook at the Financial Times Meet the Editor reception, Washington, DC

Clive Crook (born 1955 in Yorkshire, England) is a former columnist for the Financial Times and the National Journal; a former senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly, and now writes a column and editorials for Bloomberg News.[1] For twenty years he held various editorial positions at The Economist, including deputy editor from 1993 to 2005.[2]

In 2006, he co-chaired the Copenhagen Consensus project, framing global development priorities for the coming decades together with Nobel laureates and other world-renowned economists.[3] He has co-authored Globalisation: Making Sense of an Integrating World: Reasons, Effects and Challenges for the Economist Group.[4]


He was born in Yorkshire and raised in Lancashire. He was educated at Bolton School, and graduated from Magdalen College, Oxford, and the London School of Economics. He has served as a consultant to The World Bank and worked as an official at Britain's Her Majesty's Treasury.[2]


  • Crook, Clive; Bishop, Matthew; Peet, John; Beddoes, Zanny Minton; Guest, Robert (2002-02-21). Globalisation: Making Sense of an Integrating World: Reasons, Effects and Challenges (Economist). Economist Books. p. 336. ISBN 978-1-86197-348-1.
  • Crook, Clive (1992). "Third World Economic Development". In David R. Henderson (ed.). Concise Encyclopedia of Economics (1st ed.). Library of Economics and Liberty. OCLC 317650570, 50016270, 163149563


  1. ^ "Clive Crook - Bloomberg Opinion Columnist". Bloomberg News. Retrieved 2019-09-14. Clive Crook is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist and writes editorials on economics, finance and politics. He was chief Washington commentator for the Financial Times, a correspondent and editor for the Economist and a senior editor at the Atlantic.
  2. ^ a b Short bio at Aspen Institute Archived 2012-07-19 at
  3. ^ A UN Perspective at Georgetown University by Copenhagen Consensus Center (archived at 2010-07-15) "Director Bjørn Lomborg of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, and co-chaired by Nobel Laureate Douglas North and editor Clive Crook."
  4. ^ Clive Crook short bio at PBS"

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