Adrian Wooldridge is as of June 2021[update] the political editor and "Bagehot" columnist for The Economist newspaper.
Wooldridge was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, where he studied modern history and was awarded a fellowship at All Souls College, also at Oxford University, where he received a doctorate in philosophy in 1985. From 1984 to 1985, he was also a Harkness Fellow, at the University of California at Berkeley.
Until July 2009, he was The Economist's Washington Bureau chief and the "Lexington" columnist, and was formerly the "Schumpeter" columnist. The Bagehot column is described as "an analysis of British life and politics, in the tradition of Walter Bagehot".
Co-wrote (with fellow Economist journalist John Micklethwait):