Alan Beattie

Associate Fellow, Global Economy and Finance Programme and Europe Programme


Alan Beattie is an associate fellow at Chatham House, jointly in the Global Economy and Finance programme and the Europe programme. He writes on world economic governance.

Alan is European editorial writer for the Financial Times, based in Brussels, where he comments on a wide range of economics, trade and EU issues. Previously he was the FT’s international economy editor, based in London and Washington DC.

He has covered the G7/G20 process, the International Monetary Fund and the US Federal Reserve.

Before joining the FT in 1998 Alan worked as an economist at the Bank of England.

He has an MPhil in economics from Cambridge University and a BA in history from Oxford.

Past experience

1998 - presentFinancial Times: economics correspondent, world trade editor, international economy editor, European leader writer


Economist, Bank of England


MPhil (Economics), University of Cambridge
1993BA (Hons) Modern History, University of Oxford