Eduardo Porter

Eduardo Porter has been writing the Economic Scene column for the New York Times since 2012. Formerly he was a member of the Times’ editorial board.

Mr. Porter began his career in journalism over two decades ago in Mexico City as a reporter for Notimex, a Mexican news agency. Since then he has reported and edited for a variety of publications from Tokyo, London and São Paulo. In 2004, Mr. Porter arrived to the New York Times from the Wall Street Journal, where he covered the fast growing Hispanic population in the United States.

Mr. Porter was born in Phoenix and grew up in the United States, Mexico and Belgium. He graduated with a degree in physics from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and has an M.Sc. in quantum fields and fundamental forces from the Imperial College of Science and Technology in London. 
In 2011 Mr. Porter published his first book, The Price of Everything, an exploration of the cost-benefit analyses that underpin human behavior and institutions.