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Richard Walker

Executive Editor, The Globalist

Richard Walker is the executive editor of The Globalist and research director of The Globalist Research Center. He has been a member of The Globalist’s staff since its launch in 2000.

He was the managing editor for the joint Brookings Institution-Hoover Institution project “Red and Blue Nation?” The project resulted in two highly-regarded volumes on the causes and consequences of increasing political polarization in the United States. The volumes contained contributions by two dozen experts in the fields of political scientists, journalism and public policy, including E.J. Dionne, Thomas E. Mann, Morris Fiorina, Pietro Nivola, William Galston and David Brady.

In 2008, he was the development editor for former presidential aide and speechwriter Stephen Hess’s book of advice for the winner of the 2008 presidential election: What Do We Do Now? A Workbook for the President-Elect (Brookings, 2008).

Before joining The Globalist, Mr. Walker was an economist in the Washington, D.C., office of the Louis Berger Group, a multidisciplinary consulting firm. He has also worked for the National Geographic Society.

Mr. Walker earned his M.A. degree in economics at George Washington University and has a B.A. in English at West Virginia University.

Articles by Richard Walker

When Do Planes Crash?

During which phase of flight do most fatal commercial aviation accidents occur?

March 28, 2015

India’s Potty Problem

The lack of safe and sanitary toilets remains a daily reality in many parts of the developing world.

November 19, 2014

Madam Ministers

Which major government currently has the highest percentage of women in its cabinet?

October 22, 2014

Is the Gender Pay Gap Closing?

Which country performs best in terms of equal pay -- US, UK, Germany or Korea?

February 16, 2014

By the Numbers: Time’s Person of the Year

Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year for 2013. How many other non-Americans have been honored?

December 11, 2013

World Bank Presidents: By the Numbers

How many women have led the World Bank? How many bankers? How many politicians?

March 24, 2012