1 June 1968
American politics and economics, India
Edward Luce is the Financial Times chief US commentator and columnist based in Washington, DC. Before that he was the FT's Washington bureau chief and South Asia Bureau Chief based in New Delhi. [1 ]
He is the author of the 2006 book
, In Spite of the Gods: The Strange Rise of Modern India and the 2012 book [2 ] Time To Start Thinking: America and the Spectre of Decline ( [3 ] ISBN 978-1408702758), published with a different subtitle in North America: Time to Start Thinking: America in the Age of Descent ( ISBN 978-0802120212).
His first job was as a correspondent for
in Geneva. The Guardian [4 ] He first joined the [5 ] Financial Times in 1995 and reported for the FT from the Philippines, after which he took one year sabbatical working in Washington, DC as the speech writer to [6 ] Lawrence Summers, then US treasury secretary (1999–2001) during the Clinton administration. [7 ] [8 ]
Luce graduated with a degree in
Philosophy, Politics and Economics from New College, Oxford, in 1990, and completed a post-graduate diploma in newspaper journalism from City University, London. [9 ] He has studied at various boarding schools around Sussex. He is the son of [10 ] Richard Luce, and his first cousin is the writer, actress, and comedienne Miranda Hart.
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