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Economics Speakers

 

The economy—and its relationship to your business—is an important but often deeply misunderstood topic. Our economics speakers offer sophistication, personality, and much-needed clarity.

 

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Marc L. Busch

Expert on International Trade Policy and Law | Professor

Open any news site: global trade and the looming “trade wars” are making headlines—invoking seismic shifts, reversals of course, and hairpin policies to send investors scrambling. But where are we really headed, and why? As we enter this new economic era, Marc L. Busch—Georgetown professor, scholar, and consultant...
 
Annie Lowrey

Author of Give People Money (July 2018) | Contributing Editor at The Atlantic

How is the economy adapting to profound technological advances, such as A.I. and automation? How are these forces, and many others, redefining the nature of work, the potential of business, even society itself?

 

 
Daron Acemoglu

Author of Why Nations Fail | One of the 20 Most Cited Economists in the World

In the face of increasing automation, we’ve been far too complacent, argues M.I.T.’s Daron Acemoglu. We’re at a tipping point. Either we close the skills gap and prepare for the future of work—for the...

James Fallows

National Correspondent for The Atlantic | National Book Award Winner | Co-Author of Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America

James Fallows is one of the world’s most respected journalists—an intrepid, yet sensitive investigator of his world and others. His latest New York Times bestseller Our Towns (co-authored with writer ...

Ajay Agrawal

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Expert | Founder of the Creative Destruction Lab | Author of Prediction Machines (2018)

“Humans make noisy predictions” says world-leading Artificial Intelligence researcher and economist Ajay Agrawal. Author of the game-changing book Prediction Machines and founder of U of T’s Creative ...

Michael Casey

Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Fintech Speaker | Co-Author of The Truth Machine, The Social Organism, & The Age of Cryptocurrency

As Senior Advisor to MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative and co-author of both The Age of Cryptocurrency andThe Truth Machine, Michael Casey demystifies the blockchain: the decentralized record-keeping ...

Shlomo Benartzi

Author of The Smarter Screen, a book that unpacks online behavior

We live in a world of screens. Many of us spend the majority of our waking lives interacting with devices. Behavioral economist Shlomo Benartzi studies how we think and act differently on screens—resp...

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...

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’...

Randall Lane

Chief Content Officer of Forbes Magazine

Randall Lane is the chief content officer 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 ar...

Gordon Campbell

Former Premier of BC; Former Canadian High Commissioner to the UK

As Canada’s High Commissioner to the UK from 2011 to 2016, Gordon Campbell holds a unique understanding of what Brexit means for our economy. Previously, Campbell was mayor of Vancouver during its asc...

Ryan Berlin

Senior Economist, Market Intelligence | The Rennie Group

Economist Ryan Berlin provides thought-provoking insight into economic, demographic, and real estate trends. Is housing affordable? How are demographics—including aging and immigration—impacting the l...

Andrew Ramlo

Vice President of Market Intelligence, The Rennie Group

What does our changing population look like? How can you connect with an evolving consumer base? One of our most well-known demographers, urbanists, and planning consultants, Andrew Ramlo looks at wha...

David Baxter

Demographer, Economist, and Senior Research Advisor at Urban Futures

How is demographic change influencing your business? What do population growth and distribution have to do with workplace environments, the economic climate, and marketing structures? Speaker David Ba...

Ian Bremmer

Creator of the Wall Street Global Political Risk Index

Ian Bremmer is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm. In 1998, Bremmer founded Eurasia Group with just $25,000. Today, the company ...

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...

Derek Thompson

Senior Editor at The Atlantic | Author of Hit Makers

As Senior Editor at The Atlantic, Derek Thompson writes on economics and politics, media and money in America today—and always with an expert sense of what’s important. Whether he’s analyzing labor ma...

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...

John Stackhouse

Former Editor-in-Chief, The Globe and Mail; Author of Mass Disruption

Few Canadians are as acquainted with our nation’s political and business landscape as John Stackhouse. The former editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail, Stackhouse has been plugged into the country’s ...

Matt Taibbi

Rolling Stone Writer | Author of Four New York Times bestsellers, including Insane Clown President and The Divide

One of the smartest—and funniest—chroniclers of the rise of Trump, growing inequality, and Wall Street excess, Matt Taibbi is also the author of four New York Times bestsellers: The Great Derangement,...

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...