Anatole Kaletsky is one of the most distinguished and respected economics journalists of recent decades, with a number of honours bestowed upon him, including Newspaper Commentator of the Year (awarded by the BBC) and twice-recipient of the British Press Award for Specialist Writer of the Year. He has been Associate Editor of The Times since October 1992 and Economics Editor since October 1990.
Anatole's career as a journalist began in the 1970s. In 1976, he joined The Economist, writing about business and finance. Three years later he moved to the Financial Times, working in a variety of posts including New York Bureau Chief, Washington Correspondent, International Economics Correspondent and Moscow Correspondent.
Beginning in 1990, Anatole was Economics Editor of The Times, and later became Editor-at-Large. In early 2012, he began his new post in the Analysis and Opinion section of the Reuters online newspaper, where he wrote a weekly column. His articles also appeared in print around the world in the International New York Times. Since early 2015, Anatole has been writing for Project Syndicate and Prospect Magazine.
In addition to his work as a journalist, Anatole is a member of the advisory board of the British Government's Know-How Fund for Eastern Europe and has a freelance practice as an economic consultant. In 2012, he was appointed Chairman of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), a foundation established after the 2008 financial crisis, with $200 million of grants from George Soros, Paul Volcker, William Janeway, Jim Balsillie and other leading financiers. INET was set up to challenge the mainstream assumptions in contemporary economic research.
In his book Capitalism 4.0: The Birth of a New Economy in the Aftermath of Crisis, Anatole suggests that capitalism is "not a static set of institutions but an evolutionary system that reinvents and reinvigorates itself through crisis". The book's writing was primarily influenced by the subprime mortgage crises of 2007 to 2009; and draws upon the fallibility of capitalism.
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