Patricia Cohen covers the national economy for The New York Times and is the author of "In Our Prime: The Fascinating History and Promising Future of Middle Age" (Scribner).
Ms. Cohen joined The Times in 1997 as Ideas Editor to create and launch the Arts & Ideas section, and later oversaw the paper's theater coverage. An award-winning reporter, she has written extensively about ideas, books and the arts, and worked as an investigative reporter in the Culture Department. She won the international Prix Annette Giacometti for a series of articles she wrote on art forgery, and is a recent winner of the Nathaniel Nash Award for excellence in business and economics journalism.
Before joining the Times, Ms. Cohen worked at the Washington Post and Rolling Stone magazine. She started her journalism career at Newsday and New York Newsday. She has a B.A. from Cornell University and an M.P.A. from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Ms. Cohen is a frequent moderator and interviewer at live events, and often appears on television and radio to speak about her work.