Top 10 economics keynote speakers

Top 10 Economics Keynote Speakers

In no particular order, the following keynote speakers and advisors are each experts in the fields of economics and geopolitics. Made up of bestselling authors, academics, journalists, politicians and business leaders, they each offer a broad range of views on the current geopolitical and economic landscape.


The latest in geopolitics and economics influence us all in business and our everyday lives. These experts’ knowledge and experience aids us in understanding the latest as well as advising on how best to deal with what is happening in the economy and geopolitics.

Nouriel Roubini

Nouriel Roubini is one of the most renowned global economists, having predicted the 2007 global financial crisis and credit crunch, he has extensive policy experience as well as broad academic credentials.

Roubini is Professor of Economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business as well as Chairman of Roubini Macro Associates, a global macroeconomic consultancy firm in New York.

From 1998-2000, he served as the Senior Economist for International Affairs on the White House Council of Economic Advisors and then Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary for International Affairs at the U.S. Treasury Department, helping to resolve the Asian and global financial crises, among other issues.


Read more on Nouriel Roubini here.

Yanis Varoufakis

As the former Finance Minister for Greece, Yanis Varoufakis is an economist, academic and European activist.

Yanis Varoufakis is one of the most renowned names in economics and politics today, having written several books on the global economy. His latest book, Talking to My Daughter About the Economy, gives a brief history of capitalism, using tools such as Greek mythology to explain why the global economy is the way that it is today.


Read more on Yanis Varoufakis here.

Linda Yueh

Dr Linda Yueh is both a well-established economist and TV presenter, having hosted her own BBC programme, Talking Business. She is a Fellow in Economics at Oxford University and Adjunct Professor at the London Business School.

As well as being an expert on the Chinese economy, Yueh is a widely published author. Her next book, The Great Economists: How Their Ideas Can Help Us Today will be published this year.

Yueh’s knowledge spans the rise of China and other Asian countries, as well as the effect on the global economy.


Read more on Linda Yueh here.

Peter S. Goodman

Peter S. Goodman is the Global economic correspondent for the New York Times.

Goodman’s reporting has spanned international affairs, business, economics, and technology news.

He has played a central role in the New York Times’ coverage of the implications of Brexit and the Trump presidency for world trade, the growing threats and opportunities of automation, and the crisis for capitalism in an age of populism and widening inequality.

Goodman has also held roles at major publications such as the Huffington Post, the Washington Post and the International Business Times.


Read more on Peter S. Goodman here.

Amlan Roy

Amlan Roy is an experienced Global Macro Researcher specialising in demographics and pensions related to economics, investments and public policy.

Roy’s expertise in economics is centred on the role of demographics in the economy. He highlights structural issues related to gender disparity, youth unemployment, system risks due to policy interactions with ALM and SAA.


Read more on Amlan Roy  here.

Parag Khanna

Dr Parag Khanna is an expert in economics and geopolitics.

Due to be published in Spring 2019, Dr Parag Khanna’s forthcoming book, The Asian World Order, provides essential guidance for executives as they look to hedge their China exposure and capture the next big commercial opportunities from real estate and retail to finance and technology.

His previous books include: Technocracy in America: Rise of the Info-State, Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilisation, Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilisation, How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance and The Second World: How Emerging Powers are Redefining Global Competition in the 21st Century.

With his intimate knowledge of Asian history and geopolitics, he also paints a compelling vision of a balanced global system of shared responsibilities across America, Europe and Asia.


Read more on Parag Khanna here.

Farah Pandith

Farah Pandith is a diplomatic entrepreneur, foreign policy strategist and former diplomat. Pandith is a pioneer in the field of countering violent extremism (CVE), has been a political appointee in the George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations.

Appointed America’s first-ever special representative to Muslim Communities in 2009 by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Farah Pandith travelled to nearly one hundred countries under both Secretaries Clinton and Kerry launching youth-focused initiatives.

Her knowledge of geopolitics and tackling issues such as terrorism and US relations with Muslim countries is unique and in-depth.


Read more on Farah Pandith here.

Helen Clark

Helen Clark served for nine years as Prime Minister of New Zealand, serving three successive terms from 1999-2008.  Later she was the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme from 2009-17.

Her leadership role at the UN established her expertise in geopolitics and international relations. Throughout her tenure as Prime Minister, Clark engaged widely in policy development and advocacy across the international, economic, social and cultural spheres. Under her leadership, New Zealand achieved significant economic growth, low levels of unemployment, and high levels of investment in education and health, and in the well-being of families and older citizens.


Read more on Helen Clark here.

Tim Marshall

Tim Marshall is the former Diplomatic Editor and Foreign Correspondent for Sky News. With thirty years’ experience in journalism, Marshall is also an established author having published the bestselling Prisoners of Geography in 2015, which explains how the world has shaped global politics.

His geopolitical outlook is reinforced by his experience across the world as a reporter – corresponding from across the Gulf, Europe, Asia and America.

His latest book, Divided – Why We Are Living In An Age Of Walls, was published at the beginning of this year.


Read more on Tim Marshall here.

Christopher Kutarna

Dr Christopher Kutarna is the co-author of Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance with Professor Ian Goldin.

Kutarna demystifies the new Age of Discovery which is upon us. All the signs – social media, populism, globalisation, the rise of China, AI, genetic modification and more – herald its arrival.

He tears up the unconscious biases that obscure our understanding of present political, economic, technological and social trends.


Read more on Christopher Kutarna here.

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