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There's no substitute for knowledge and experience.  Our speakers are the finest, most inspirational and engaging who are known for their world experience and insight into the important issues of the times. 

Adam Posen

President of the Peterson Institute for International Economics

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Adam Posen

President of the Peterson Institute for International Economics

Adam Posen is President of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the world’s leading independent non-partisan research institute on globalization. From 2009-2012, he was a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England. His policy and research work focuses on macroeconomic policy and forecasting, European and Japanese political economy, central banking issues, and the resolution of financial crises. He is a member of the Panel of Economic Advisers to the US Congressional Budget Office, and, prior to joining the MPC, was a consultant to several U.S. government agencies, the UK Cabinet Office, the European Commission, and to the IMF, as well as a visiting scholar and consultant to a number of central banks in the Asia-Pacific, Europe, and North America. He is the author of Restoring Japan’s Economic Growth , the co-author with Bernanke, et al, of Inflation Targeting: Lessons from the International Experience, as well as of over forty research articles, and the editor of four conference volumes on financial crises and on the future of the euro. He received his Ph.D. and his A.B. from Harvard University.

Daniel Gros

Director Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

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Daniel Gros

Director Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Daniel Gros is currently the Director of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), a European think tank. He worked for the CEPS from 1986 to 1988 and has worked there continuously since 1990. His current research primarily focuses on EU economic policy, specifically on the impact of the euro on capital and labour markets, as well as on the international role of the euro, especially in Central and Eastern Europe. He also monitors the transition towards market economies and the process of enlargement of the EU towards the east.

David Smith

Director

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David Smith

Director

David Smith has been Economics Editor of The Sunday Times since 1989, where he writes a weekly column. He is also an assistant editor, policy adviser and chief leader-writer. He has won a number of awards, including the Harold Wincott award for Senior Financial Journalist of the Year (2004). David is a regular contributor to the CBI's Business Voice and also writes a home economics column in the property section of The Sunday Times.

"Once again David Smith has demonstrated his talent for opening up the world of economics and finance to a general audience."
Gordon Brown

Dr Marc Faber

Leading Investment Advisor and Fund Manager

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Dr Marc Faber

Dr Marc Faber

Leading Investment Advisor and Fund Manager

Dr. Marc Faber is a leading investment advisor and fund manager. He is probably best known as the publisher of a widely read monthly investment newsletter The Gloom, Boom and Doom report which highlights unusual investment opportunities. He is also a regular contributor to several leading financial publications around the world and is the author of the Amazon.com best seller 'Tomorrow's Gold'. In 1990, he set up his own business, Marc Faber Limited, of which he is the CEO and also acts as an investment advisor and fund manager.

Edwin Lim

Princeton University (B.A.) and Harvard University (Ph. D. in Economics)

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Edwin Lim

Princeton University (B.A.) and Harvard University (Ph. D. in Economics)

Edwin Lim was educated at Princeton University (B.A.) and Harvard University (Ph. D. in Economics). He joined the World Bank in 1970 and in the following 30 years, was responsible for the Bank's work in a number of developing countries, including Ghana, Nigeria, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, India and China.

From 1980 to 1990 he was responsible in the World Bank for economic policy dialogues with the Chinese authorities. In 1985 Mr. Lim established the World Bank's office in China and served as the first Director until 1990.

Following his China assignment, Mr. Lim was appointed the World Bank Director for West Africa and subsequently for India.

From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Lim took external leave from the World Bank to lead the founding of China's first international investment bank -- China International Capital Corporation (CICC) and served as CICC's first CEO. CICC was a joint venture of China Construction Bank, Morgan Stanley and Singarpore's Government Investment Corp.

Since he left the World Bank in 2002, Mr. Lim has been directing the China Economic Research and Advisory Programme (CERAP), a policy initiative involving prominent international and Chinese economists which provides pro bono policy advice to the Chinese authorities.

Kenneth Rogoff

Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics at Harvard University

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Kenneth Rogoff

Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics at Harvard University

Kenneth Rogoff is Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics at Harvard University. From 2001-2003, Rogoff served as Chief Economist and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund. Rogoff's treatise Foundations of International Macroeconomics (joint with Maurice Obstfeld) is the standard graduate text in the field worldwide, and his monthly syndicated column on global economic issues is published regularly in over 50 countries. Rogoff is also known for his early research on central bank independence and inflation targeting as an institutional device for enhancing the credibility of monetary policy.

Rogoff is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as the Council on Foreign Relations and the Group of Thirty. He has been invited to give numerous named campus-wide research lectures at universities around the world, and also speaks widely on global economic issues. He is 2011 winner of the biennial Deutsche Bank Prize awarded by the Center for Financial Economics.

Rogoff is on the Economic Advisory Panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He holds the life title of international grandmaster of chess.

Koichi Hamada

Tuntex Professor of Economics at Yale University

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Koichi Hamada

Tuntex Professor of Economics at Yale University

Koichi Hamada is the Tuntex Professor Emeritus of Economics at Yale University, where he specialized in the Japanese economy and international economics, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Tokyo, where he taught before coming to Yale in 1986. He now serves as a special adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and is considered to be one of the architects of Abenomics, Abe’s current economic policy.

Professor Hamada has an L.L.B. (he passed Japan’s national Bar Examination in 1957) as well as a BA in Economics, both from the University of Tokyo, and a Ph. D. in Economics from Yale University.

During his leave of absence from Yale in 2001 to 2003, Hamada was President of the Economic and Social research Institute (ESRI) of the Cabinet Office of Japan. He was awarded the Imperial Decoration, the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Star, in 2006 for his distinguished achievements with regard to Japan’s macroeconomic policy.

He is a fellow of the Econometric Society and served as its council member from 1980 to 1985. Hamada was the President of the Japanese Association of Economics and Econometrics (now the Japan Economic Association) from 1994 to 1995 and was the founding President of the Japan Law and Economics Association in 2003. He is currently an Honorary Fellow of this association.

Hamada’s study of international monetary relations published in JPE in 1976 is regarded as one of the first studies that applied game theory to interdependent macroeconomic policies among nations. He also introduced “Law and Economics” to Japan.

In 1997, Hamada served as a member of the external evaluation team of the Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility (ESAF) Program of the IMF by request of its Board of Directors. He was an advisor to both Mike Moore and Supachai Panitchpakdi, two Directors General of the WTO.

He was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, the Ford Dissertation Fellowship and the Abe Fellowship of the Center of Global Partnership among many other scholarships and fellowships, and has been awarded countless prizes and awards, including the Nikkei Tosho Bunka Prize (1967), the Ekonomisuto prize (1980) and the Otto Eckstein Prize (1988) by the Eastern Economic Association for the best article in the Eastern Economic Review for the year.

Martin Wolf

Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times

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Martin Wolf

Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times

He is Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times, London, writing a weekly column on the world economy and a fortnightly column on the UK. For his “services to financial journalism”, Martin was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2000.

He was a member of the UK government’s Independent Commission on Banking between June 2010 and September 2011. Previously, he was a senior economist for ten years at the World Bank’s division of international trade. He has been a Forum Fellow at the World Economic Forum in Davos since 1999, where he has served as a moderator, and is a member of its International Media Council. He was Director of Studies at the Trade Policy Research Centre, London, and has advised governments and international organisations on trade and economic integration.

Martin is the author of several books and numerous articles on global economics and political economy. His most recent book is The Shifts and The Shocks: What We’ve Learned — and Have Still to Learn — from the Financial Crisis (September 2014). Previous books include Why Globalization Works and Fixing Global Finance: How to Curb Financial Crises in the 21st Century. Fixing Global Finance describes how the current financial crisis developed and what we can do to help ensure future global financial stability. China Business News named Fixing Global Finance its Financial Book of the Year for 2009.

Martin has won several prestigious awards for his journalism, most recently the Overseas Press Club of America’s prize for “best commentary on international news in any medium” for 2013; the James Cameron Memorial Award for 2012; a distinguished honourary fellowship by the European International Business Academy in 2012; and the 2012 International Ischia Journalism Prize (Italy’s most prestigious media award).

Other awards include the US Society of Business Writers and Editors 15th Annual Best Business Journalism award, and the "Ludwig-Erhard-Preis für Wirtschaftspublizistik" ("Ludwig Erhard Prize for economic commentary") from the Ludwig Erhard Stiftung (Foundation) for 2009. He won "Commentariat of the Year 2009" at the Comment Awards, sponsored by Editorial Intelligence, and the Decade of Excellence Award at the 2003 Business Journalists of the Year Awards.

Marvin Gooodfriend

Professor of Economics and Chairman of the Gailliot Center for Public Policy, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University

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Marvin Gooodfriend

Professor of Economics and Chairman of the Gailliot Center for Public Policy, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University

Marvin Goodfriend is Professor of Economics and Chairman of the Gailliot Center for Public Policy, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University. He was Director of Research and Senior Vice President and Policy Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, regularly attending meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (1993-2005). Dr. Goodfriend served as a senior staff economist for the Council of Economic Advisors at the While House (1984-85) and was a visiting economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (1983-84). He was a visiting professor of business economics at the Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago (1988-90). He has been a visiting scholar at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the European Central Bank, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Institute for International Economic Studies at the University of Stockholm, the International Monetary Fund, and the Swiss National Bank. Dr. Goodfriend serves on editorial boards of the Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, and the International Journal of Central Banking. He is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. [Dr. Goodfriend's most recent publication is "How the World Achieved Consensus on Monetary Policy," in the Fall 2007 Journal of Economic Perspectives of the American Economic Association

Alan S. Blinder

Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University

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Alan S. Blinder

Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University

ALAN S. BLINDER is the Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. He is also Vice Chairman of the Promontory Interfinancial Network, and a regular columnist for The Wall Street Journal.

Dr. Blinder served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from June 1994 until January 1996. In this position, he represented the Fed at various international meetings, and was a member of the Board's committees on Bank Supervision and Regulation, Consumer and Community Affairs, and Derivative Instruments. He also chaired the Board in the Chairman's absence. He speaks frequently to financial and other audiences.

Before becoming a member of the Board, Dr. Blinder served as a Member of President Clinton's original Council of Economic Advisers from January 1993 until June 1994. There he was in charge of the Administration's macroeconomic forecasting and also worked intensively on budget, international trade, and health care issues. During the 2000 and 2004 presidential campaigns, he was an economic adviser to Al Gore and John Kerry, and he continues to advise numerous members of Congress and officeholders. He also served briefly as Deputy Assistant Director of the Congressional Budget Office when that agency started in 1975, and testifies frequently before Congress on a wide variety of public policy issues.

Dr. Blinder was born on October 14, 1945, in Brooklyn, New York. He earned his A.B. at Princeton University in 1967, M.Sc. at London School of Economics in 1968, and Ph.D. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1971–all in economics. Dr. Blinder has taught at Princeton since 1971, and chaired the Department of Economics from 1988 to 1990. He was the Founder and either Director or Co-Director of Princeton's Center for Economic Policy Studies from 1989 to 2011.

Dr. Blinder is the author or co-author of 20 books, including the textbook Economics: Principles and Policy (with William J. Baumol), now in its 12th edition, from which well over two and a half million college students have learned introductory economics. His latest book, After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead, was published in January 2013 (Penguin Press; paperback, 2014). He has also written scores of scholarly articles on such topics as fiscal policy, central banking, offshoring, and the distribution of income. He also appears frequently on PBS, CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg TV, and elsewhere.

Dr. Blinder was previously President of the Eastern Economic Association and Vice President of the American Economic Association. He is a member of the board of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Economic Club of New York, the Bretton Woods Committee, and the Bellagio Group, and a former governor of the American Stock Exchange. Dr. Blinder also serves on academic advisory panels for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Hamilton Project.

He has been elected a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association, and a member of the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

David Autor

Professor and Associate Head of the MIT Department of Economics, Faculty Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, Research Affiliate of the Abdul Jameel Latif Poverty Action Lab, Co-director of the MIT School Effectiveness and Inequ

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David Autor

Professor and Associate Head of the MIT Department of Economics, Faculty Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, Research Affiliate of the Abdul Jameel Latif Poverty Action Lab, Co-director of the MIT School Effectiveness and Inequ

David Autor is Professor and Associate Head of the MIT Department of Economics, Faculty Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, Research Affiliate of the Abdul Jameel Latif Poverty Action Lab, Co-director of the MIT School Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative, Associate Director of the NBER Disability Research Center, and former editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives. His works analyzes the labour market impacts of technological change and globalization, earnings inequality, disability insurance and labour supply, and temporary help and other intermediated work arrangements. He is an elected member of executive committees of the American Economic Association and the Society of Labour Economist, and has received the NSF Career award, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, the Sherwin Rosen Prize for outstanding contributions in the field of Labour Economics, and MIT’s James A. and Ruth Levitan Award for excellence in teaching. Autor is also an elected Fellow of the Econometrics Society, the Society of Labour Economists, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He earned a B.A. in Psychology from Tufts University and a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government in 1999. Prior to graduate study, he spent three years directing computer skills education for economically disadvantaged children and adults in San Francisco and South Africa. Autor is the co-captain of the MIT Economics hockey team, which is reputed to be one of the most highly cited teams in the MIT intramural league

Francesco Giavazzi

Professor of economics at Bocconi university

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Francesco Giavazzi

Professor of economics at Bocconi university

Francesco Giavazzi (Bergamo, 1949) is professor of economics at Bocconi university in Milan where he has been deputy rector responsible for the university’s research activities -- and a Regular Visiting Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he teaches one semester a year.

He obtained a degree in electrical engineering from the Politecnico di Milano in 1972, and a PhD in economics from MIT in 1978.

He is a member of the Strategic committee of Agence France Trésor, chairs the Scientific committee of CEPII and is a member of the Bellagio Group

From 1992 to 1994 he was director general at the Italian Treasury, responsible for economic analysis, debt management and privatizations. During that period he represented the Italian Treasury on the boards of INA s.p.a., Assitalia s.p.a. and Banco di Napoli s.p.a., where he was also the deputy chairman. He is also an independent director of Autogrill s.p.a., Vitale&Associati s.p.a and Arsenale di Venezia s.p.a..

From 1998 to 2000 he was a member of the Group of economic advisers to the Italian prime minister, and from 2000 to 2010 a member of the Group of economic advisers to the president of the European commission.

In 1999 he was a member of the External Evaluation Committee of the Research Activities at the IMF. In 2006, jointly with professor Fredrick Mishkin, he conducted an evaluation of the Riksbank for the Swedish parliament. In 1994 he has been the Houblon-Norman Fellow at the Bank of England.

He is a research fellow and a trustee of CEPR (the Centre for Economic Policy Research) in London, and a research associate of NBER (the National Bureau of Economics Research) in Cambridge (Mass).

Joseph Nye

University Distinguished Service Professor

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Joseph Nye

University Distinguished Service Professor

Joseph S. Nye, Jr., is University Distinguished Service Professor and former Dean of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He received his bachelor's degree summa cum laude from Princeton University in 1958, did postgraduate work at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship, and earned a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard where he joined the faculty in 1964. In 2008, a poll of  2700 international relations scholars listed him as the most influential scholar on American foreign policy, and a 2011 poll rated him the fourth most influential scholar in international relations over the past 20 years.

From 1977-79, Nye was a deputy Undersecretary of State and chaired the National Security Council Group on Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons. In 1993-94 he chaired the National Intelligence Council which prepares intelligence estimates for the president, and in 1994-95 served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. He won Distinguished Service medals from all three agencies.

Nye has published thirteen academic books, a novel, and more than 150 articles in professional and policy journals.  His most recent books include Soft Power, The Powers to Lead, and The Future of Power which The Economist called “rigorous and convincing.”  

He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the British Academy, the American Academy of Diplomacy, and an honorary fellow of Exeter College, Oxford. He is the recipient of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson Award, the Charles Merriam Award from the American Political Science Association, France’s Palmes Academiques, and various honorary degrees. 

Lord Adair Turner

Chairman of the UK Financial Services Authority

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Lord Adair Turner

Chairman of the UK Financial Services Authority

Adair Turner has combined careers in business, public policy and academia.  He became Chairman of the UK Financial Services Authority as the financial crisis broke in September 2008, and played a leading role in the redesign of the global banking and shadow banking regulation as Chairman of the International Financial Stability Board’s major policy committee.  He is now a Senior Fellow of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), and at the Centre for Financial Studies in Frankfurt.  INET is a global economic research foundation committed to the development of real world solutions to the economic and social challenges of the 21st century.

Prior to 2008 Lord Turner was a non-executive Director at Standard Chartered Bank (2006-2008); Vice-Chairman of Merrill Lynch Europe (2000-2006); and   from 1995-1999, Director General of the Confederation of British Industry.  He was with McKinsey & Co. from 1982 to 1995.

Adair became a cross-bench member of the House of Lords in 2005 and was the Chairman of the Climate Change Committee from 2008 to 2012; he also chaired the Pensions Commission from 2003 to 2006, and the Low Pay Commission from 2002 to 2006. 

He is the author of 'Just Capital – The Liberal Economy' (Macmillan, 2001), and ‘Economics after the Crisis, (MIT Press, 2012), and holds Visiting Professorships at the London School of Economics and at Cass Business School, City University. He is a Trustee and Chair of the Audit Committee at the British Museum.

Lord Turner studied History and Economics at Caius College, Cambridge.

Marcel Fratzscher

President of DIW Berlin

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Marcel Fratzscher

President of DIW Berlin

Marcel Fratzscher is President of DIW Berlin (German Institute of Economic Research) and Professor of Macroeconomics and Finance at Humboldt-University Berlin. As an independent institute with 250 employees, DIW Berlin is one of the leading research institutes and think tanks in Europe.

His own research covers a broad range of issues in the fields of macroeconomics, international finance, monetary economics and international policy co-ordination, and has been published in a number of leading academic journals.

His prior professional experience includes work as Head of the International Policy Analysis Division at the European Central Bank (ECB), where he worked from 2001 to 2012; the Peterson Institute for International Economics in 2000-01; before and during the Asian financial crisis in 1996-98 at the Ministry of Finance of Indonesia for the Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID); and shorter periods at the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and in various parts of Asia and Africa.

He received a Ph.D. in Economics from the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy; a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government; a B.A. in Philoso­phy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) from the University of Oxford, Trinity College; and a Vordiplom degree in Economics from Kiel University.

Norman Ornstein

Editor and Columnist National Journal and The Atlantic

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Norman Ornstein

Editor and Columnist National Journal and The Atlantic

Norman Ornstein is a long-time observer of Congress and politics. He is a contributing editor and columnist for National Journal and The Atlantic and is an election eve analyst for BBC News. He served as codirector of the AEI-Brookings Election Reform Project and participates in AEI's Election Watch series. He also served as a senior counselor to the Continuity of Government Commission. Mr. Ornstein led a working group of scholars and practitioners that helped shape the law, known as McCain-Feingold, that reformed the campaign financing system. He was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2004. His many books include The Permanent Campaign and Its Future (AEI Press, 2000); The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track, with Thomas E. Mann (Oxford University Press, 2006, named by the Washington Post one of the best books of 2006 and called by The Economist "a classic"); and, most recently, the New York Times bestseller, It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism, also with Tom Mann, published in May 2012 by Basic Books. It was named as one of 2012's best books on pollitics by The New Yorker and one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post.  

Sir Charlie Bean

Deputy Governor for Monetary Policy at the Bank of England

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Sir Charlie Bean

Deputy Governor for Monetary Policy at the Bank of England

Sir Charlie Bean was Deputy Governor for Monetary Policy at the Bank of England from 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2014.  Prior to that, he was Executive Director and Chief Economist from 1 October 2000. In addition to his membership of the Monetary Policy Committee and Financial Policy Committee, he held specific responsibility within the Bank for monetary analysis and market operations and represented the Bank at the G7 and G20.

Charlie was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University (BA, 1975) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (PhD, 1981).  He began his career at HM Treasury (1975-79 & 1981-82), and then joined the London School of Economics in 1982, becoming Professor of Economics in 1990 and Head of Department in 1999; he returned to the London School of Economics (on a part-time basis) in October 2014. He has published widely, in both professional journals and more popular media, on monetary policy, European unemployment, and on macroeconomics generally. He has served on the boards of several academic journals, and was Managing Editor of the Review of Economic Studies (1986-90).

Aside from his service at the Bank of England, Charlie has acted in a variety of other public policy roles, including: as consultant to HM Treasury; as special adviser to both the Treasury Committee of the House of Commons, and to the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee of the European Parliament; and as special adviser to the House of Lords enquiry into the European Central Bank.

Charlie became President of the Royal Economic Society in April 2013 and was knighted in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to monetary policy and central banking.

Martin Ford

Founder of a Silicon Valley-based software development firm, Author

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Martin Ford

Founder of a Silicon Valley-based software development firm, Author

Martin Ford is the founder of a Silicon Valley-based software development firm and the author of two books: The New York Times Bestselling "Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future" and "The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future." He has over 25 years’ experience in the fields of computer design and software development and holds a computer engineering degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor as well as a graduate business degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has written for publications including The New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Project Syndicate, The Huffington Post and The Fiscal Times.

Tim Besley

President of the International Economic Association

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Tim Besley

President of the International Economic Association

Tim Besley served on the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee from September 2006 to August 2009 and is School Professor of Economics and Political Science and W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics at the London School of Economics.  He studied at Oxford University, where he gained a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics,  an M.Phil. and a D.Phil. in Economics and where he became prize fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. He then served as an assistant Professor at Princeton University before joining LSE as Professor of Economics in 1995.  He is a member of the Institutions, Organizations and Growth Program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and his research interests are focused on aspects of economic policy formation.  He is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the Econometric Society and is a foreign honorary member of the American Economic Association and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a also past co-editor of American Economic Review and has served on the board of numerous journals.  In 2010 he served as president of the European Economic Association and from 2014-2017, he will serve as the President of the International Economic Association. In 2005, he won the Yrjö Jahnsson Award for European economics and he was awarded the 2010 John von Neumann Award

John J. Mearsheimer

Professor of Political Science

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John J. Mearsheimer

Professor of Political Science

John J. Mearsheimer is the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and the co-director of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago, where he has taught since 1982. He graduated from West Point (1970) and has a PhD in political science from Cornell University (1981). He has written extensively about security issues and international politics more generally. Professor Mearsheimer has published five books, among them The Tragedy of Great Power Politics (2001,2014), which won the Joseph Lepgold Book Prize and has been translated into eight languages; and The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy (with Stephen M. Walt, 2007), which made the New York Times best seller list and has been translated into twenty-one languages. He has also written many articles that have appeared in academic journals like International Security, and popular magazines like the London Review of Books and Foreign Affairs. Furthermore he has written op-ed pieces for newspapers like the Financial Times and the New York Times. In 2003, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Takatoshi Ito

Professor at the Graduate School of Economics

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Takatoshi Ito

Professor at the Graduate School of Economics

Takatoshi Ito, professor at the Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo, has taught extensively both in the United States and Japan. He was a member of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government in Japan and a professor at the Institute of Economic Research at Hitotsubashi University in Japan. From 1999 to July 2001, he served as Deputy Vice Minister for International Finance in the Ministry of Finance in Japan. He was senior advisor at the research department of the International Monetary Fund. Ito was a professor at the University of Minnesota's economics department; a visiting professor at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and Department of Economics; a visiting scholar at the Bank of Japan's Institute of Monetary and Economic Studies; and a national fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is the author of The Japanese Economy (1992) and co-author of A Vision for the World Economy (MIT Press, 1996), Political Economy of Japanese Monetary Policy (MIT Press, 1997), Financial Policy and Central Banking in Japan (MIT Press, 2000), and No More Bashing: Building a New Japan–United States Economic Relationship (2001). Ito also serves on the Institute's Advisory Committee.

Antoine Danchin

Mathematician and physicist

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Antoine Danchin

Mathematician and physicist

Mathematician and physicist Antoine Danchin spearheaded the sequencing of the genome of the model probiotic Bacillus subtilis, in a European-Japanese collaboration. He authored 350 science articles and 200 articles in epistemology, ethics and popularisation of science and four books, including The Delphic Boat, what genomes tell us, Harvard University Press. In 2000 he created the HKU-Pasteur Research Centre Ltd in Hong Kong. Former research director at the CNRS and professor at the Institut Pasteur, he directed the Department Genomes and Genetics there. He is President and Chief Scientific Officer of AMAbiotics a company focusing on microbiome-based bioremediation of chronic stresses, to help patients affected by dementia as well as to propose remedies to the ravages of age.

Professor Gregory Gause III

John H. Lindsey ’44 Chair, professor of international affairs

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Professor Gregory Gause III

John H. Lindsey ’44 Chair, professor of international affairs

F. Gregory Gause, III is the John H. Lindsey ’44 Chair, professor of international affairs and head of the International Affairs Department at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University. He also is a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Doha Center. He is the author of three books and numerous articles on the politics of the Middle East. He was previously on the faculties of the University of Vermont (1995-2014) and Columbia University (1987-1995) and was Fellow for Arab and Islamic Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York (1993-1994). During the 2009-10 academic year he was Kuwait Foundation Visiting Professor of International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. In spring 2009 he was a Fulbright Scholar at the American University in Kuwait. In spring 2010 he was a research fellow at the King Faisal Center for Islamic Studies and Research in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Dr Keyu Jin

Tenured professor of economics at the London School of economics

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Dr Keyu Jin

Tenured professor of economics at the London School of economics

Keyu Jin is a tenured professor of economics at the London School of economics, specializing in international macroeconomics and finance, and the Chinese economy. Academic publications have appeared in top academic journals, such as the American Economic Review.  She is also on the Editorial board for Review of Economic Studies. Keyu is a columnist for Project Syndicate, and the major economics and finance magazines in China, Caixin and Caijing. She has consulted and worked for the World Bank, the IMF, and the New York Fed, and other major financial institutions. She is serving on the Asia Advisory Board for Richemont Group.  In 2014, she became a Young Global Leader under the World Economic Forum. From Beijing, China, she holds a B.A., M.A., and a PhD from Harvard University.

Russell Platt

Co-founder of Forum Partners

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Russell Platt

Co-founder of Forum Partners

Mr. Platt has enjoyed a 30-year career in the real estate industry, during which he has been involved in all aspects of real estate finance and investment. Mr. Platt co-founded Forum Partners in 2002. As a Managing Director of Security Capital Group and JER Partners, he was responsible for the design and implementation of private and public equity investment programs. As founder of Morgan Stanley Asset Management’s real estate division, he managed over $2 billion of private and listed real estate securities through a network of portfolio management teams in locations around the world, including Europe. Prior to that, he served as a Director of the Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds and, for 12 years, as a member of Morgan Stanley’s real estate investment banking team. Mr. Platt received his BA from Williams College and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Jeremy C. Stein

Moise Y. Safra Professor of Economics at Harvard University

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Jeremy C. Stein

Moise Y. Safra Professor of Economics at Harvard University

Jeremy C. Stein is the Moise Y. Safra Professor of Economics at Harvard University. He was a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Before coming to Harvard in 2000, Stein was on the finance faculty of M.I.T.’s Sloan School of Management for ten years, most recently as the J.C. Penney Professor of Management. Prior to that, he was an assistant professor of finance at the Harvard Business School from 1987-1990. He received his AB in economics summa cum laude from Princeton University and his PhD in economics from M.I.T. Stein’s research has covered such topics as: behavioral finance and stock-market efficiency; corporate investment and financing decisions; risk management; capital allocation inside firms; banking; financial regulation; and monetary policy. 

Stephen King

HSBC’s Group Chief Economist

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Stephen King

HSBC’s Group Chief Economist

Stephen King is HSBC’s Group Chief Economist.  He is also a successful author.

Stephen’s latest book, When the Money Runs Out, was published by Yale University Press in May 2013 and was later selected as a “book of the year” by the Financial Times, the Economist and the Times.

In 2014, Stephen became a member of the Financial Times “Exchange”, which, in the FT’s words, offers “agenda-setting commentary from leading policymakers, academics and writers around the world”.  

Stephen’s career began at H.M.Treasury, where he was an economic adviser within the civil service.  

Stephen studied at New College, Oxford.

Wolfgang Munchau

One of the world’s foremost experts on the eurozone

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Wolfgang Munchau

One of the world’s foremost experts on the eurozone

Wolfgang Münchau is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on the eurozone. He writes the European economic column of the Financial Times. His latest book, The Meltdown Years: The Unfolding of the Global Economic Crisis, won the prestigious GetAbstract business book award in its original German-language version, Vorbeben. He is the recipient of the 2012 SABEW award for best international columnist. 

Together with his wife, Susanne Mundschenk, he co-founded Eurointelligence.com, a website dedicated to providing information and debate about the economics, finance and politics of the eurozone. The Eurointelligence Daily Morning News brief¬ing is widely considered to be most incisive daily informa¬tion source on the Eurozone.

He is a member of the Euro50 Group as well as the European Council on Foreign Relations. He has written three other German-language books, Kernschmelze im Finanzsystem (Meltdown in the Financial System), Das Ende der sozialen Marktwirtschaft (The End of the Social Free-market), and Makrostrategie (Macro-Investment Strategy). 

Before assuming his current position, Mr. Münchau co-founded and served as editor-in-chief of FT Deutsch¬land. He holds Master’s degrees in mathematics and journalism.

Professor Richard C. Koo

Chief Economist, Nomura Research Institute

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Professor Richard C. Koo

Chief Economist, Nomura Research Institute

Mr. Richard C. Koo is the Chief Economist of Nomura Research Institute. He is best known for developing the concept of balance sheet recession which is now widely used around the world to explain post-1990 Japanese and post-2007 Western economies. He has also advised successive prime ministers on how best to deal with Japan's economic and banking problems.

Before joining Nomura, Mr. Koo, a US citizen, was an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Prior to that, he was a Doctoral Fellow of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (1979-81).

Author of many books on Japanese economy and economics.

Currently he is serving as a Senior Advisor to Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington D.C.). He is also an Advisory Board Member of Institute for New Economic Thinking (N.Y.C.).

Jon Faust

Louis J. Maccini Professor of Economics John Hopkins University

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Jon Faust

Louis J. Maccini Professor of Economics John Hopkins University

Faust is the Louis J. Maccini Professor of Economics and served as Co-Director of the Center for Financial Economics. Faust’s research spans a broad array of theoretical and applied topics confronted by macroeconomic policymakers, such as econometric measurement of policy effects, political economy of policy, and understanding macro-financial linkages.

In Sept. 2014, Faust returned to Hopkins University after nearly 3 years on leave as special adviser to the Federal Reserve Board serving the Fed under the leadership of Ben Bernanke and Janet Yellen and worked for nearly two decades as a researcher in a central bank.

 

Bart Hobijn

Professor of Economics W.P. Carey School of Business Arizona State University Department of Economics

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Bart Hobijn

Professor of Economics W.P. Carey School of Business Arizona State University Department of Economics

Hobijn is a full professor of economics in the Economics Department at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

Before joining ASU, he worked as a research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Hobijn has also been a part-time full professor at VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and a research fellow at the Tinbergen Institute. In addition, he taught as an adjunct professor at UC Berkeley, the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, as well as at New York University.

Earning a PhD in economics at New York University and an MSc in econometrics at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, his broad field is applied macroeconomics, with particular emphasis on three topics: (i) Labor market frictions and unemployment dynamics, (ii) Economic growth and technology adoption, and (iii) Price setting and measurement of price indices and inflation.

 

Ricardo Reis

A W Phillips Professor of Economics (A W Phillips Chair in Empirical Macroeconomics) London School of Economics

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Ricardo Reis

A W Phillips Professor of Economics (A W Phillips Chair in Empirical Macroeconomics) London School of Economics

Ricardo Reis is the A.W. Phillips Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics. He is also affiliated with the NBER, the CEPR, the ESRC Centre for Macroeconomics, and he is an academic advisor at the Bank of England.

He is the chief editor of the Journal of Monetary Economics and sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Economic Literature and the Economic Journal. His main area of research is macroeconomics, both theoretical and applied. Recent work has focussed on quantitative easing and the central bank balance sheet, fiscal automatic stabilizers, the measurement and use of valuation-relevant inflation. Past research focused on theories of inattention, models of sticky information, inflation dynamics, price indices, and the study of monetary and fiscal policy. Recent policy work has involved using capital misallocation to explain the 21st century slump in the European periphery, developing the concept of the diabolic loop between banks and sovereigns and proposing the issuance of ESBies as a solution, and studying the use of quantitative easing and payment of interest on reserves as means to control inflation. He previously taught at Columbia University and Princeton University, and has a Ph.D. from Harvard University

 

John Porter

Global Head of Fixed Income at AXA IM

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John Porter

Global Head of Fixed Income at AXA IM

John Porter became Global Head of Fixed Income at AXA Investment Managers in November 2013. He is a member of AXA IM's Management Board. He was previously Managing Director and Global Head of Portfolio and Liquidity Management at Barclays, joining in 1998.

John was Chief Economist and Principal at Summit Capital Advisers, performing macro-economic analysis and developing investment strategies in North America, Europe and Japan.

From 1993 to 1996, John was Director and Principal at Moore Capital Management in Paris, managing the Paris subsidiary as well as running a portion of the firm's fixed income fund and advising the general investment portfolio on strategic positioning in global credit markets. Prior to this, he spent 10 years at the World Bank. He worked as a Senior Economist designing structural adjustment loans, before moving to join the Investment Department and in 1990 was named Chief Investment Officer responsible for managing a portion of their USD20billion global fixed income portfolio. John has an MA in International Economics and Certificate in European Studies from Columbia University (1983), a Doctorate in Psychology from the Sorbonne (1980), attended the Ecole Normale Superieure (1976-1979) and has a BA in Psychology and Social Relations from Harvard (1976).

 

Barry Eichengreen

Economic Policy Research

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Barry Eichengreen

Economic Policy Research

Barry Eichengreen is George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research.

Weiying Zhang

Professor of Economics at National School of Development

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Weiying Zhang

Professor of Economics at National School of Development

Zhang Weiying is a prominent Chinese economist and was head of the Guanghua School of Management at Beijing University. He is known for his advocacy of free markets and his ideas have been influenced by the Austrian School.  Zhang Weiying graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1982, and a master's degree in 1984, from Northwest University (China). He received his M. Phil. in economics in 1992 and D. Phil. in economics from Oxford University. Between 1984 and 1990, he was a research fellow of the Economic System Reform Institute of China under the State Commission of Restructuring Economic System. During this period, he was heavily involved in economic reform policy making in China. He was the first Chinese economist who proposed the “dual-track price system reform” (in 1984). He was also known for his contributions to macro-control policy debating, ownership reform debating, and entrepreneurship studies. After he graduated from Oxford, he co-founded China Center for Economic Research (CCER), Peking University in 1994, and worked with the Center first as an associate professor and then as a professor until August, 1997. He then moved to Guanghua School of Management in September, 1997.[2]

Zhang Weiying is now the Sinar Mas Chair Professor of Economics at National School of Development

Philippe Legrain

Author of four critically acclaimed books

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Philippe Legrain

Author of four critically acclaimed books

Philippe Legrain is a critically acclaimed thinker and communicator who has also been a senior policy adviser. As a keynote speaker to senior business, financial and policy audiences around Europe and the world, he blends deep insight into how politics, economics and finance intersect, practical policy experience, and a knack for communicating complex subjects in an appealing way to a wider audience.

Previously economic adviser to the President of the European Commission and head of the team providing President Barroso with strategic policy advice, he is now a senior visiting fellow at the London School of Economics’ European Institute, a columnist for Project Syndicate and Foreign Policy and a commentator for many international publications and media outlets.

He has also just founded OPEN (Open Political Economy Network), an international think-tank, with a ground-breaking new study on how refugees can contribute to the economy.

Through his work, writing and media appearances, Philippe has been at the heart of many big debates of the past 20 years – globalisation, international migration, the financial crisis, the euro and Brexit – from a variety of vantage points: at LSE, as a journalist at The Economist, as a senior policy adviser (also at the World Trade Organisation), as a political campaigner and as an independent writer, consultant and speaker

Philippe is the author of four critically acclaimed books.

Anand Menon

 

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Anand Menon

 

Anand Menon is Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at Kings College London and Director of the UK in a Changing Europe Initiative.

He has written widely on many aspects of EU politics and policy and on UK-EU relations. He is a frequent contributor to the media on matters relating to British relations with the EU. He was also a special adviser to the House of Lords EU committee.

Prior to arriving at King's College London, Menon lectured at Birmingham University. Previously he was Lecturer in European Politics at Oxford University for ten years and a Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford for five.

His publications include European Politics, co-edited with Colin Hay and Europe: The State of the Union, and he has written for popular publications including the Financial Times, the London Review of Books and Prospect.

Iain Martin

Editor of The Scotsman and a former senior executive at the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

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Iain Martin

Editor of The Scotsman and a former senior executive at the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

Iain Martin is a former editor of The Scotsman and a former senior executive at the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph. He is the author of the award-winning book “Making it Happen: Fred Goodwin, RBS and the men who blew up the British Economy.” His next book is “Crash, Bang, Wallop: the inside story of Big bang and financial revolution that changed the world.” He contributes to the Financial Times and appears regularly on the BBC.

Sir Malcolm Rifkind

 

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Sir Malcolm Rifkind

 

Sir Malcolm Rifkind KCMG QC is a British politician who served in various roles as a cabinet minister under Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and John Major, including Secretary of State for Scotland, Defence Secretary and Foreign Secretary.

Rifkind was Chairman of the Standards and Privileges Committee of the House of Commons during the 2005–2010 parliament.

Rifkind stood for the Kensington seat and was elected at the 2010 general election with a majority of 8,616 votes. He was appointed Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, on 6 July 2010. In January 2015 he was appointed by the OSCE as a member of their Eminent Persons Panel on European Security. In December 2015 Rifkind was appointed a Visiting Professor by King's College, London in their Department of War Studies. He was also invited to become a Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). In July 2016 his memoirs, Power and Pragmatism, were published.

Ashoka Mody

 

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Ashoka Mody

 

Ashoka Mody is Charles and Marie Robertson Visiting Professor in International Economic Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. Previously, he was Deputy Director in the International Monetary Fund’s Research and European Departments. He was responsible for the IMF’s Article IV consultations with Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, and Hungary, and also for the design of Ireland's financial rescue program. Earlier, at the World Bank, his management positions included those in Project Finance and Guarantees and in the Prospects Group, where he coordinated and was principal author of the Global Development Finance Report of 2001. He has advised governments worldwide on developmental and financial projects and policies, while writing extensively for policy and scholarly audiences.

Mody has been a Member of Staff at AT&T’s Bell Laboratories, a Research Associate at the Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He is a non-resident fellow at the Center for Financial Studies, Frankfurt and the Center for Global Government, Washington D.C. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Boston University.

David Asher

 

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David Asher

 

Dr. David Asher is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where he specializes in Economics and Security as well as Asia strategy. His current research is focused on artificial intelligence and the future of warfare.

Asher is well known as one of the most experienced subject matter experts to the U.S. Government on countering money laundering, terrorism financing and sanctions evasion schemes. Over the last 25 years he has played a senior role in numerous economic and financial pressure campaigns.

Asher has a Ph.D in International Relations from Oxford University and was a College Scholar at Cornell University as an Undergraduate. He has over two decades of experience working in the international financial community and currently advises two of the largest global hedge funds. He also a Senior Corporate Advisor at SparkCognition and Chairman of Sayari Analytics.

Asher is the principal author of the CNAS report, Pressure: Coercive Economic Statecraft and U.S. National Security and co-author of Pushback: Countering the Iran Action Network (written with Scott Modell).

Daniel Finkelstein

 

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Daniel Finkelstein

 

Baron Daniel Finkelstein, OBE is a British journalist and politician. He is a former executive editor of The Times, remains a weekly political columnist, and is now associate editor. He is a former chairman of Policy Exchange and was elevated to the House of Lords in August 2013.

Finkelstein was awarded the OBE in the 1997 honours list. In 2011 Daniel Finkelstein was awarded the "PSA 2011 Journalist of the Year Award". It was announced at the beginning of August 2013 that Finkelstein was to be made a life peer. He was created Baron Finkelstein, of Pinner in the County of Middlesex on 11 September 2013.

Finkelstein was given an honorary Doctor of Science degree by City University London in 2011.

Chen Zhao

 

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Chen Zhao

 

Chen joined the Brandywine Global in 2015 as Co-Director of Global Macro Research and jointly leads the proprietary global macroeconomic research process. His guidance in shaping macroeconomic research has also led to a prolific career as a preeminent industry thought leader.

From 1992 until 2015, Chen was the Managing Editor and Chief Global Strategist at the BCA Research Group ('BCA') where he led and directed the firm's global investment research and strategy. BCA is well known in the investment community for providing high quality and independent top-down macro forecasts and investment strategy.

Prior to BCA, he was a professor at Beijing's Central University of Finance and Economics and also served as a senior advisor to several government organizations in the People's Republic of China. Chen's experience in Chinese academia and government from 1982-1988 was integral to his success in launching the BCA China Investment and Emerging Markets strategies during his tenure. Chen holds an M.A. in Economics from the Central Institute of Finance and Banking in Beijing and pursued postgraduate studies at McGill University from 1990-1992 and the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana during 1988 and 1990