Anatole Kaletsky is widely recognised and respected for his views and analysis on the state of the economy not only in the UK but world-wide. He is also the principal economic commentator and Associate Editor of ‘The Times’ in London, where he writes a twice-weekly column on economics, financial markets and economic policy.
He started his journalistic career with ‘The Economist’, where he was a financial writer from 1976 to 1979. He then worked for twelve years at the ‘Financial Times’ in a number of posts including New York Bureau Chief, Washington Correspondent, International Economics Correspondent and Moscow Correspondent. Since 1996 he has been Economics Editor of ‘The Times’ and is responsible for the paper’s economic and business news coverage.
Anatole Kaletsky was born in 1952 in Moscow and as a child lived in Poland and Australia. He has lived in England and the US since 1966. He was educated at King’s College, Cambridge where he graduated with a first class honours degree in Mathematics and also studied at Harvard University, where he was a Kennedy Memorial Scholar and gained a master’s degree in Economics.
In 1980 and again in 1992, Anatole Kaletsky received the Newspaper Publishers Association’s British Press Award for ‘Specialist Writer of the Year’ and in 1996 he was named ‘Newspaper Commentator of the Year’ in the BBC’s “What the Papers Say” awards. In 1997 he won the Wincott Award for Financial Journalist of the Year administrated by the Institute of Economic Affairs.
In addition to his writing, Anatole Kaletsky is frequently called upon for radio and television interviews as well as for speaking engagements in Britain, Europe and the US. His provocative style makes him ideal for keynote speeches and he is excellent when participating in panel debates or moderating conferences.