Edward Luce was made the FT’s chief US commentator in September 2011 with a weekly column and regular editorials on the US economy and politics. Prior to that he was the FT’s Washington Bureau Chief from 2006 until 2011 – managing a team of ten DC-based reporters and leading the paper’s coverage of US politics and economy. Previously, he was the FT’s South Asia bureau chief, based in New Delhi, appointed in 2001.
Between 1993 and 1994 he was the Geneva-based correspondent for The Guardian newspaper of the UK. He then moved to Manila to be the Philippines correspondent of the Financial Times between 1995 and 1997. Between 1997 and 1999, he was the Financial Times’ capital markets editor, based in London.
Between December 1999 and January 2001, Edward was the speechwriter to Larry Summers, Treasury Secretary in the Clinton administration.
Edward graduated in politics, philosophy and economics from Oxford University in 1990 and completed a post-graduate diploma in newspaper journalism from City University in London in 1993.
His highly-acclaimed book on India: In Spite of the Gods, The Strange Rise of Modern India, was released in the US by Doubleday in 2007. His latest book, Time to Start Thinking America And the Spectre of Descent (Atlantic Grove) was published in April 2012. It received a strongly positive NYT cover review on April 7 and is already on its third re-printing.