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.
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, Nouriel Roubini is an expert on when and why economic crises happen, and was named one of Fortune’s “10 new gurus you should know.”
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.
For more than two decades Noreena Hertz’s economic predictions have been accurate and ahead of the curve. In her #1 best-selling book “The Silent Takeover”, Hertz predicted that unregulated markets and massive financial institutions would have serious global consequences whilst her 2005 best-seller, “IOU: The Debt Threat”, predicted the 2008 financial crisis. Her books have been translated into 17 languages.
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.
Ian Bremmer is one of the great global political speakers, and is the president of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm. His speech is filled with wit, and perhaps the most cutting-edge global political knowledge on the market.
Jamie Metzl is a Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council. He previously served as Executive Vice President of the Asia Society, Deputy Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senior Coordinator for International Public Information at the U.S. State Department, Director for Multilateral Affairs on the National Security Council.
Daniel Yergin is a highly respected authority and speaker on energy, international politics and economics. Yergin is a Pulitzer Prize winner and recipient of the United States Energy Award for “lifelong achievements in energy and the promotion of international understanding.”
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.
Larry Kudlow was formerly chief economist and senior managing director of Bear Stearns & Company. Kudlow started his professional career at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he worked in open market operations and bank supervision. Kudlow was educated at the University of Rochester and Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
The world-famous keynote and business speaker, Ben Stein, graduated from Columbia University in 1966 with honors in economics. He graduated from Yale Law School in 1970 as valedictorian of his class by election of his classmates. Ben Stein also studied in the graduate school of economics at Yale.
Parag Khanna: a global strategist, CNN Contributor, managing partner of Hybrid Reality, a boutique geo-strategic advisory firm, and Co-Founder of a leading content branding agency.
Martin Feldstein is the George F. Baker Professor of Economics at Harvard University and President Emeritus of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He served as President and CEO of the NBER from 1977-82 and 1984-2008. He continues as a Research Associaate of the NBER. The NBER is a private, nonprofit research organization that has specialized for more than 80 years in producing nonpartisan studies of the American economy.
John Mauldin is a renowned financial expert, a New York Times best-selling author, and a pioneering online commentator. Each week, over 1 million readers turn to Mauldin for his penetrating view on Wall Street, global markets, and economic history.
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.”
Mark M. Zandi is chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, where he directs economic research. Moody’s Analytics, a subsidiary of Moody’s Corp., is a leading provider of economic research, data and analytical tools. Dr. Zandi is a cofounder of Economy.com, which Moody’s purchased in 2005.
One of the most sophisticated financial experts in the country, Jeremy Siegel delves much deeper than the fundamental issues on the business page. He analyzes every facet of the markets and helps you create a strategy that builds on changing trends, historic patterns and his industry-tested personal ability to chart the future shifts of global economies.
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.