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U.S. Economy

 

Built by pioneers, driven by entrepreneurs, and on the brink of enormous change, the U.S. economy demands a thorough understanding. These economists, theorists, and business leaders offer just that: indispensible, twenty-first century perspectives on the world’s financial powerhouse.

 

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Charles Wheelan

Author of Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

“Economics should not be accessible only to the experts. The ideas—especially now—are too important.” Enter Charles Wheelan: a speaker with a flair for turning the “dismal science” into talks that hel...

Joseph Stiglitz

Internationally Renowned Economist and Author of The Price of Inequality

The world’s financial markets will rebound, but how do we ensure the same mistakes aren’t made twice? In engaging, frank talks, Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz offers an in-depth analysis of today’...

James Robinson

Noted Economist and Political Scientist, co-author of Why Nations Fail

James Robinson—the co-author of the hard-hitting book, Why Nations Fail—knows why some countries are richer, healthier, and more prosperous than others. In his keynotes, Robinson delves into real-worl...

Derek Thompson

Senior Editor at The Atlantic and Author of Hit Makers

Things don’t just ‘go viral’—and popularity isn’t an accident. In Hit Makersan instant national bestseller—Derek Thompson reveals the hidden web of economics, psychology, and marketing that makes som...

Matt Taibbi

Rolling Stone Writer | Author of Insane Clown President and The New York Times bestseller The Divide

Matt Taibbi is the author of The Divide, the “impossible to put down” (NYT) book that uncovers America’s wealth gap. He’s also one of our most informed—and funniest—chroniclers of Trump’s rise to powe...

George Packer

Bestselling Author of The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America

In the wake of the election, The New York Times chose George Packer’s The Unwinding as a key book “To Help You Understand Trump’s Win.” In his articles, Packer explores the notion of ‘unwinding’—the r...

Jake Halpern

Author of Bad Paper: Chasing Debt from Wall Street to the Underworld

What happens when a banker and an armed robber go into business together to buy $1.5 billion worth of bad debt? In his new real-life thriller Bad Paper, acclaimed writer and Fulbright Scholar Jake Hal...

Douglas Rushkoff

Author of Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus, Present Shock and Program or Be Programmed

The digital economy could provide prosperity for all. But it hasn’t delivered—it’s only disrupted. Enter Douglas Rushkoff: world-renowned cultural philosopher who, in Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus,...

Justin Fox

Editorial Director of the Harvard Business Review Group

Justin Fox is the bestselling author of The Myth of the Rational Market—an economics book, paced like a thriller, that Paul Krugman calls “a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the mess we’re...

Randall Lane

Editor of Forbes Magazine

Randall Lane is the editor of Forbes Magazine, where he has helped it reach its highest-ever U.S. readership (6.7 million) with new emphases on young innovators and disruptors. These are people reimag...

Jason Grumet

Top Advisor for Obama’s 2008 Campaign, Energy and Environment

Jason Grumet is an influential and bipartisan voice on energy and its associated environmental challenges. He is an expert on a host of issues like healthcare, agriculture, and transportation, and is ...

Raj Chetty

Economist and MacArthur Genius studying economic inequality

Raj Chetty studies some of the core issues of American society—equality, education, and government policy—through the powerful lens of economics. A recent winner of the John Bates Clark Medal for best...

Diane Francis

Bestselling Author and Editor-at-Large at The National Post

Creating a robust agenda for the development of emerging tech isn’t a frill, but a necessity in the 21st century. An award-winning, bestselling author and futurist, Diane Francis argues for a more eff...