Tim Aeppel is a reporter for Reuters covering the intersection of economics and companies, with an emphasis on manufacturing.
Previously, Tim served as the Chief Economics Correspondent at The Wall Street Journal after spending six years as the Journal’s roving manufacturing correspondent. He began his career at the Christian Science Monitor, where he launched the paper’s first environmental affairs beat.
Tim has spent much of his career chasing stories on the world’s factory floors and industrial byways, applying a sharp eye for detail coupled with a deep understanding of the macro forces that shape the economy. In one recent piece, for example, he showed that while by conventional measures, U.S. productivity is down, those measures do not account for many of the key drivers of the digital economy, such as apps (many of them free) that improve efficiency.
A graduate of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and of Principia College, Tim is married with two children. He’s an avid runner and hiker, having scaled Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2011.