Adam Davidson has reported on international business and economics for NPR's National Desk since December 2004. His reports can be heard on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Day to Day, as well as NPR newscasts. He is also editorial director for NPR's multimedia project covering the global economy, Planet Money.
Davidson's reports focus on the effects of increased global trade on the U.S. economy, U.S. workers, and U.S. competitiveness. After the deadly tsunami that hit Southeast Asia, he covered the aftermath of the disaster in Banda Aceh. Davidson spent two weeks there, living in a concrete bunker and filing several reports a day.
Davidson has visited countries that are undergoing dramatic economic change, such as China, to help listeners make sense of the sometimes overwhelming and confusing phenomenon of globalization. By introducing listeners to the people most affected by globalization, Davidson says he hopes to help listeners "better understand the profound changes happening in every part of the world."
Before coming to NPR, Davidson was Middle East correspondent and general assignment reporter for PRI's Marketplace. He won the Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize in 2004 for covering corruption in the reconstruction of post-war Iraq. His work has also been heard on This American Life and WBEZ in Chicago, and read in magazines such as the New York Times Magazine, Harper's, GQ, Rolling Stone, and many others.