Adam Davidson is an American journalist focusing on business and economics issues for National Public Radio. He is currently one of the co-hosts of the Planet Money podcast. Previously he has covered globalization issues, the Asian tsunami, and the war in Iraq, for which he won the Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize. His work has won several major awards including the Peabody, DuPont-Columbia, and the George Polk Award. His radio documentary on the housing crisis, The Giant Pool of Money which he co-reported and produced with Alex Blumberg, was named one of the top ten works of journalism of the decade by the Arthur L. Carter of Journalism Institute at New York University. Adam Davidson writes the weekly "It's the Economy" column for the New York Times Magazine, and a monthly column for the Plain Communities Business Exchange. He has also written for Harper's, The Atlantic, GQ, and Rolling Stone, and he has given a talk at TED.
From 1988 to 1992 Davidson studied for a B.A. in religion and the humanities at the University of Chicago.