About the Author

VIJAY V. VAITHEESWARAN is an award-winning correspondent for The Economist. He joined the editorial staff in 1992 as its London-based Latin America correspondent, and opened the magazine’s first regional bureau in Mexico City in 1994. From 1998 to 2006, he covered the politics, economics, business, and technology of energy and the environment. From 2007 to 2011 his portfolio encompassed innovation, global health, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology. He is currently the magazine’s China Business & Finance editor.

He is a life member at the Council on Foreign Relations, and an advisor on sustainability issues to the World Economic Forum. He teaches at NYU’s Stern School of Business, and his commentaries have appeared in such ...

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