April 7, 2022

Zanny Minton Beddoes

Editor-in-Cheif / The Economist

Zanny Minton Beddoes addressed The Economic Club of Chicago on April 7, in front of a live virtual audience. The conversation, which was moderated by Host and Senior Editor of Marketplace Morning Report, David Brancaccio, discussed the Ukraine War, inflation and the world economy, supply chain issues and more.

requires expertise.

Minton Beddoes on the Ukraine-Russia War.


Zanny Minton Beddoes

Editor-in-Chief / The Economist

Zanny Minton Beddoes is the Editor-in-Chief of The Economist. During more than 25 years at the newspaper she has written special reports on the world economy, Germany, Latin American finance, global finance and Central Asia. Zanny is a renowned global economics expert, sought-after for her authoritative perspectives on the world economy. She previously worked at the IMF, and as an adviser to the Minister of Finance in Poland.


David Brancaccio

Host & Senior Editor / Marketplace Morning Report

David Brancaccio is the host and senior editor of Marketplace Morning Report. Airing five times each morning, his reporting focuses on the future of the economy, financial and labor markets, technology, the environment and social enterprises.

In the early 1990s, David was Marketplace’s European correspondent based in London, and he hosted Marketplace’s evening program from 1993 to 2003. From 2003 to 2005, he co-anchored the PBS television news magazine Now with journalist Bill Moyers before taking over as the program’s solo anchor in 2005. His feature-length documentary film, Fixing the Future, appeared in theaters nationwide in 2012. Among his awards for broadcast journalism are the Peabody, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia, the Cronkite and the Emmy.

He has appeared on CBS, CNBC, MSNBC and BBC World Service Television; his written work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the Baltimore Sun and The Guardian. David is author of the book Squandering Aimlessly, an exploration of how Americans apply their personal values to their money. He also hosts the Esquire Classic podcast with Esquire magazine.

David has a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in journalism from Stanford University. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, Mary Brancaccio, a poet and educator. He grew up in Waterville, Maine, and also attended schools in Madagascar, Ghana and Italy. He enjoys public speaking, bicycling and photography.


The Economic Club of Chicago
33 N. Dearborn Street
Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60602
Monday through Friday  /  9am–5pm