One of the most renowned economic keynote speakers of his generation, Dr. Nouriel Roubini is widely recognized for predicting the collapse of the US housing market and the global recession of 2008. An ardent researcher and strategist, Dr. Roubini is an expert on when and why economic crises happen, and was named one of Fortune’s “10 new gurus you should know.”
Maria Bartiromo joined FOX Business Network (FBN) as Global Markets Editor in January 2014. She is the anchor of Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo (weekdays, 9-11 AM/ET) on FBN and hosts Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo (10-11 AM/ET) on FOX News Channel (FNC). Bartiromo has covered business and the economy for more than 25 years and was one of the building blocks of business cable network CNBC.
The legendary investment guru, Jim Rogers, is always keeping an eye out for untapped profits. He used a round-the-world motorcycle trip to make bold conclusions about the global economy and investment strategies. As a speaker, Jim Rogers gets to the heart of what’s driving successful nations and economies upward, and what’s slashing troubled ones downward.
Financial speaker Joseph Stiglitz is a Professor at Columbia University and Chair of the Committee on Global Thought. He is also co-founded the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia. In 2001, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics for his analyses of asymmetric markets, and was lead author of the 1995 Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
Carly Fiorina is a tested leader and excellent speaker on politics, business, and global affairs. As CEO of HP, she was the first woman to lead a Fortune 50 business and the first outsider to lead HP. She campaigned to be President of the United States in 2016.
Dambisa Moyo is the CEO and founder, Mildstorm Group – a boutique firm that analyzes the global macroeconomy, world financial markets, and works with clients to devise investment strategies. She completed a PhD in economics at Oxford University and holds a Masters from Harvard. Dambisa Moyo completed an undergraduate degree in chemistry and an MBA in finance at American University in Washington, D.C.
Ian Goldin was Vice President of the World Bank (2003-2006) and prior to that the Bank’s Director of Development Policy (2001-2003). He served on the Bank’s senior management team and led the Bank’s collaboration with the United Nations and other partners. As Director of Development Policy, he played a pivotal role in the research and strategy agenda of the Bank.
Dr. Laffer has been widely acknowledged for his economic achievements. He was noted in Time magazine’s March 19, 1999, cover story as one of “The Century’s Greatest Minds” for inventing the Laffer Curve, which it deemed one of “a few of the advances that powered this extraordinary century.”
David McWilliams is one of Ireland’s most respected commentators, beginning his career as the youngest economic advisor in the Maastrict Treaty negotiation team, to becoming Ireland’s best selling non-fiction author.
Richard Florida is one of the world’s leading public intellectuals. Esquire Magazine recently named him one of the ‘Best and Brightest’. He is author of the national and international best- selling book, The Rise of the Creative Class, which received the Washington Monthly’s Political Book Award and was cited as a major breakthrough idea by the Harvard Business Review.
Most famous for advising his readers to sell stocks before the 1987 Black Monday market crash, Marc is well known for his “contrarian” approach to investment and his reports on unusual investment opportunities are widely followed in his monthly newsletter “The Gloom Boom & Doom” report.
James Rickards is the author of the national bestseller, Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis and a Partner in JAC Capital Advisors, a hedge fund based in New York. He is a counselor and investment advisor and has held senior positions at Citibank, Long-Term Capital Management and Caxton Associates. In 1998, he was the principal negotiator of the rescue of LTCM sponsored by the Federal Reserve.
Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions and commercial space. In the field of Innovation, Diamandis is chairman and ceo of the X PRIZE Foundation, best known for its $10 million Ansari X PRIZE for private spaceflight. Today the X PRIZE leads the world in designing and operating large-scale global competitions to solve market failures.
Dr. Barry Asmus is a Senior Economist with the National Center for Policy Analysis. Dr. Asmus has been named by USA Today as one of the five most requested speakers in the United States. Over the last twenty-five years, Dr. Asmus has spoken to thousands of companies and associations throughout the United States.
Gregory Zuckerman is a Special Writer at The Wall Street Journal and author of “The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters,” a national bestseller published November 2013 by Portfolio/Penguin Press describing how a few unlikely individuals created an American energy resurgence.
Geoff is an award-winning thinker, author, broadcaster, and speaker on today’s most significant trends in business. As a longtime editor and columnist for FORTUNE, he has become one of America’s sharpest and most respected commentators on leadership, globalization, wealth creation, the infotech revolution, and related issues. As anchor of Wall Street Week with FORTUNE on PBS, he spoke each week to the largest audience reached by any business television program in America.
Vikram Mansharamani is an experienced global equity investor and Lecturer at Yale University. Dr. Mansharamani teaches the seminar “Financial Booms & Busts” to Yale College undergraduates, an extremely popular course as indicated by student reviews and enrollment. He is also the author of BOOMBUSTOLOGY: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst.
Dambisa Moyo, one of the world’s top economists, writes about every class of US debt reaching record highs. Americans now owe $1tn in credit card debt, and a roughly equivalent amount of student loans and auto-loans which, like the subprime mortgage quality that set off the 2008 financial crisis, are of largely low credit quality (and therefore high risk).
Daniel C. Esty is the Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, with appointments at both the Yale Law School and the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. He is also the Director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy as well as the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale.