Peter S. Goodman is an American economics journalist and author. Goodman has worked for The Washington Post and The Huffington Post, was the editor of the International Business Times, and is currently the European economics correspondent for The New York Times.[1][2][3]


Goodman graduated from Reed College in 1989. His newspaper career started in Kyoto writing for the Japan Times before he became a freelancing Southeast Asia correspondent for a number of newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, Dallas Morning News, Miami Herald and London's Daily Telegraph. He returned to the US in 1993 writing for the Anchorage Daily News covering, among others, early on the career of Sarah Palin. After getting a master's degree in Asian studies at the University of California, Berkeley he came to The Washington Post in 1999. As the Post's economic correspondent, he undertook extensive travels to Southeast Asia, Middle East, Africa, Australia, and Europe. In 2007, he joined The New York Times as a national correspondent and wrote about the financial crisis of 2008. A major contribution, The Reckoning, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and received a Gerald Loeb Award[4] in 2009 for Large Newspapers. He received another Gerald Loeb Award in 2014 for Commentary.[5]

In his book Past Due, Goodman analyzes the lot of the U.S. worker who finds that his/her financial situation has not been improved over the last 15 years, namely “(b)y the fall of 2008, most American workers were bringing home roughly the same weekly wages they had earned in 1983, after accounting for inflation." [6]

His move from a respected position at a major traditional newspaper to the web-based The Huffington Post was noted. Howard Kurtz wrote that Goodman indicated that at The New York Times he found himself engaged in "almost a process of laundering my own views, through the tried-and-true technique of dinging someone at some think tank to say what you want to tell the reader."[7]



  1. ^ Zeke Turner (September 22, 2010). "The End is Now? Huffington Post Grabs Peter Goodman from The New York Times". The New York Observer. Archived from the original on September 23, 2010. Retrieved December 12, 2022.
  2. ^ "Peter Goodman named editor-in-chief of International Business Times". Archived from the original on 2016-05-04. Retrieved 2014-03-04.
  3. ^ "Peter S. Goodman". The New York Times. Retrieved 2021-03-26.
  4. ^ "Loeb Winners". UCLA Anderson School of Management. June 29, 2009. Archived from the original on February 2, 2019. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  5. ^ "UCLA Anderson School of Management Announces 2014 Gerald Loeb Award Winners". UCLA Anderson School of Management. June 24, 2014. Archived from the original on February 1, 2019. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  6. ^ Dean Starkman (September 9, 2009). "Anticipating Peter Goodman's Book". Columbia Journalism Review. Archived from the original on November 3, 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2011.
  7. ^ Howard Kurtz (September 21, 2010). "Huffington Snags N.Y. Times Star". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on December 7, 2021. Retrieved December 12, 2022.