Carter Dougherty

Carter Dougherty is the senior international economics writer at the International Business Times, where he reports on global economic developments with a particular focus on government policy. Most recently, he was a reporter for Bloomberg News, where he established league-leading coverage of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency created in response to the economic crisis.

He also worked in Europe for The New York Times, where he played a role in the award-winning coverage of the global financial and economic crisis of 2008 and 2009. A longtime student of Germany, Dougherty also worked for the German daily Die Welt in Berlin, and followed his wife, a public health specialist to central Africa, where he wrote for The Boston Globe, Newsweek and The Economist about the Congo War and the crisis in Darfur.

Dougherty grew up in Ohio and Michigan, graduated from Kalamazoo College and earned a master's degree in modern European history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is based in Washington, DC, where he spends his free time on his children, running, bourbon, home renovations and the family flock of backyard chickens.