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The fate of our nation is inevitably and intrinsically tied to the rest of the world's economy. APB's global economy speakers share their expertise with audiences around the nation. From award-winning journalists and Nobel laureates to prominent political figures and global policy experts, our speakers on the global economy educate the public through engaging keynotes that leave them with a firm grasp of the world's financial state.

Global Economy

Former Chairman, Federal Reserve

A legend in economics and finance, speaker Paul Volcker has spent his illustrious career in top positions with the US federal government and on Wall Street.

Global Economist & Bestselling Author

Speaker Daniel Altman is a visionary economist whose work has revolved around identifying long-term solutions to problems facing the global economy.

The World's Leading Geo-Strategist

Parag Khanna is the leading next-generation voice on the future of global affairs. Named one of Esquire magazine's 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century, Khanna was a foreign policy advisor to President Barack Obama during his...

First Female President of Liberia & Nobel Peace Laureate

Africa's "Iron Lady," President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the first woman to lead an African nation. She won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.

Author of Boombustology, Yale Lecturer & Harvard Senior Fellow

Vikram Mansharamani is an experienced global equity investor and lecturer at Yale University. He is the author of Boombustology: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst.

Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune Magazine & Author/Commentator on Business & Economic Issues

Geoff Colvin is an award-winning thinker, author, broadcaster, and speaker on today's most significant trends in business. As Fortune's Senior Editor-at-Large, he has become one of America's sharpest and most respected commentators on...

Former US Treasury Secretary

The 72nd Secretary of the US Treasury from 2001 to 2002, speaker Paul O'Neill discusses which policy proposals will ensure a better financial future.

World Renowned Economist

A renowned economist, speaker Nouriel Roubini is widely recognized for predicting the collapse of the US housing market and the global recession of 2008.

International Trade Theorist

A celebrated economist and Columbia University professor, Jagdish N. Bhagwati has made contributions to development theory and policy, public finance, immigration and the new theory of political economy...

Former Secretary-General of UNCTAD

Dr. Panitchpakdi has served two terms as Secretary-General of UNCTAD. Known for his distinguished achievements in the economic and trade policymaking fields, he was honored with the Grand Prize in ASEAN's Asia Cosmopolitan Awards in 2012.

Distinguished Political-Financial Expert, Journalist & Author

A former Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, Nomi Prins is one of the highest ranking Wall Street insiders to publicly critique the synergies between banking and politics. She is a frequent TV commentator and author of three acclaimed books,...

Expert on the Global Economy

After 12 years at the World Bank as a senior economist, Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel joined the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Former Malaysian Prime Minister

Speaker Mahathir Bin Mohamad is an expert on Asia and global development, and the former Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Best-Selling Author & Atlantic Monthly Correspondent

Robert D. Kaplan is a senior fellow at the Center for New American Security in Washington, DC, and a national correspondent for The Atlantic. In 2011, he was recognized on Foreign Policy magazine's Top 100 Global Thinkers list.

Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences

A Nobel Prize recipient for his work on "markets with friction," speaker Christopher Pissarides studies the effects of economic fluctuations on employment.

Expert on European Markets & the Euro

Speaker José Manuel González-Páramo served as a member of the executive board of the European Central Bank from 2004 to 2012.

Former U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade

Until November 2013, Francisco J. Sánchez served as Under Secretary for International Trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce, a post to which he was nominated to by President Barack Obama in 2009.

Market Guru & Global Entrepreneur

Alpesh Patel reaches 280 million viewers through his newspaper review on the BBC – discussing politics, economics and social issues – from the Arab Spring to US and Chinese elections. From his own weekly shows on business and politics on...

Expert on Strategy, Globalization & Emerging Markets

International business speaker Anil Gupta is widely recognized as one of the world's leading experts on strategy, globalization, and emerging markets.

Globalization, Global Economic & International Politics Expert

A leading globalization expert, Goldberg is often cited by the likes of Thomas Friedman in their written works. He speaks on globalization and its effect on culture, business, trade, and politics.

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