Now living in New York, Michael Casey is the former Bureau Chief of Dow Jones Newswires in Buenos Aires and the principal correspondent for The Wall Street Journal in Argentina. He has been a journalist for 15 years, starting out at The West Australian newspaper in Perth, Australia. Casey has worked as a reporter, special writer, bureau chief and senior editor in a globetrotting career that has included long stints in Perth, Bangkok, Jakarta, Buenos Aires, and now New York. Casey has published more than a thousand bylined articles in publications ranging from Dow Jones Newswires, The Far Eastern Economic Review and the U.S., European and Asian versions of The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and leading Australian newspapers such as The Age, The Australian and The West Australian. Casey has won both internal and external awards for his work.
From 1995 until 1997 he was Jakarta bureau chief for AFX, a financial newswire that was then jointly owned by The Financial Times and Agence France Presse. In 1998, he joined Dow Jones in New York, where he specialized in global economic affairs and became a central player in both the newswire’s and The Journal’s coverage of the financial crisis that was then ripping through the tiger economies of Asia. Casey continued in New York as a special writer and senior editor until January 2003. In addition to his regular reporting for both the newswire and the paper, he became a frequent contributor to The Wall Street Journal’s influential weekly economics column The Outlook. There, he was among the first in the journalism world to explore a new wave in economic thinking that was linking the effects of globalization and rapid technological change to an unprecedented period of inflation-free growth in the world economy. From 2003 to 2009, Casey lived and worked in Buenos Aires, covering, among other topics, the election of President Kirchner and his subsequent emergence as a new combative style of Peronist leader, the unexpected Argentine economic recovery and the reconstruction of its shell-shocked banking system.
The Age of Cryptocurrency (St. Martin's Press, January 2015)
Che's Afterlife: The Legacy of an Image (Vintage, April 2009)