Bob Davis

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Bob Davis

Senior Editor

The Wall Street Journal

Bob Davis is a senior editor who covers economic issues out of the Washington D.C. bureau, especially those that will play out in the presidential campaign. He also continues to write about China, where he was posted from 2011 to 2014.

In China he did his best to get out of Beijing and see China beyond the luxury stores and report on the changes that were remaking the country and global economy. Similarly, back in DC, he ranges beyond the Beltway to see how America is changing.

Davis and Lingling Wei co-wrote Superpower Showdown, a history of the U.S.-China trade and economic stand-off, which HarperCollins nominated for a Pulitzer prize.

Before he decamped to Beijing, Davis ran economic coverage during the global financial crisis and, before that, reported on Washington’s response to the Asian financial crisis. From 2004 to 2007, he was the Journal's Latin America bureau chief, based in Washington, D.C., and covered the resurgence of populist politics. Under his direction, the bureau won the Overseas Press Club award for Latin America coverage in 2005.

 

He was the Wall Street Journal's Brussels bureau chief in 2001-2002 and was responsible for coverage of the European Union.

In 2000, Davis  was awarded the Raymond Clapper award for Washington reporting for coverage of the White House negotiations with China over the World Trade Organization. A year earlier, he was part of a team of Journal reporters that won the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting for coverage of the Asian and Russian financial crisis.


In 1998, Davis co-authored Prosperity, which was selected by Business Week as one of the year's 10 best business books.

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