Edward Geoffrey Luce MP

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Birthdate: (45)
Occupation: Author, Newspaper correspondent, Newspaper Bureau Chief and Columnist
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Edward Luce (born 1 June 1968[1]) is the Washington bureau chief of the Financial Times, London. Earlier he was their South Asia Bureau Chief based at New Delhi.[2] He is married to Priya Basu.[3] Basu is Manager, Multilateral and Innovative Financing at the World Bank[4], and was formerly the Bank's Lead Economist for South Asia.[5] He is the son of Richard Luce.

Luce studied at various boarding schools around Sussex. He graduated in politics, philosophy and economics from New College, Oxford at the University of Oxford, and did his post graduation degree in newspaper journalism from City University, London.[6]

His first job was as a correspondent for The Guardian at Geneva. In 1995 he joined the Financial Times. He first reported for the FT from the Philippines after which he took one year sabbatical working in Washington DC as the speech writer to Larry Summers, then US treasury secretary (1999–2001) during the Clinton administration.[6]

He is the author of the 2006 book In Spite of the Gods: The Strange Rise of Modern India, and the 2012 book Time to Start Thinking: America in the Age of Descent (ISBN 978-0802120212, Atlantic Monthly Press).


  1. ^ Date information sourced from Library of Congress Authorities data, via corresponding WorldCat Identities linked authority file (LAF) .
  2. ^ "Speaker's Biography: Edward Luce". Milken Institute. Retrieved 15 May 2007.
  3. ^ "Anyday The Better Half Of The World". Outlook India. 14 January 2008. Retrieved 21 November 2008.
  4. ^ "Priya Basu". World Bank. Retrieved 21 July 2011.
  5. ^ "Priya Basu: She lobbies governments to ensure the poor have a chance". LiveMint.com - The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 20 December 2007.
  6. ^ a b "India matters". The Telegraph, Kolkata, India. 16 September 2006. Retrieved 15 May 2007.
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