Based in Washington, D.C., Barry D. Wood is an analyst and commentator, mainly on economic issues. He is currently a weekly financial markets commentator on RTHK radio in Hong Kong.
During two decades as chief economics correspondent at Voice of America, he reported on finance, trade and development from over 50 countries. For three years in the 1990s he was based in Prague, reporting on the economic transformation in post-communist Europe.
Earlier he was a correspondent for the Financial Mail and NBC News in Johannesburg, covering the Soweto uprising and independence in Mozambique, Angola, Namibia and Zimbabwe.
Prior to entering journalism, Mr. Wood taught economics at Northern Michigan University and social science at Western Michigan University.
He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from Western Michigan University, with additional study at Oxford and in Yugoslavia.
His book about the people he met in 15 countries during a 2,500-mile bicycle trip from Estonia to Albania is expected in 2010.