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Economy & Financial Market Speakers

What does the future hold when it comes to the economy? With the US economy's deficit and budgetary issues, the world economy and financial markets are improving but still fragile. Acknowledging honestly where we are and how we can prevent repeating our fiscal mistakes is paramount. Leading Authorities, Inc. represents renowned economic speakers and financial markets speakers with a variety of viewpoints – from policymakers and economists to representatives from Wall Street. Our economy speakers help your organization plan for the future and capitalize on opportunity.

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Grant Thornton, Chief Economist and Managing Director
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As one of the most sought-after and most-quoted economists in the world, Diane Swonk has more than 30 years of experience in financial services. She is the Founder and CEO of DS Economics and, for 11 years, the senior managing director and chief economist for Mesirow Financial. She has sat on advisory committees to high-level governmental banking authorities, and has also earned many awards over her career, including being listed as one of the “Top Forecasters in the Country” by The Wall Street Journal. She addresses trade issues, regulation, taxes, policy and the markets, and many other issues affecting business and the economy.
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Economic OutlookFinance Policy & RegulationFemale Speakers
Fiscal Policy Expert and Former White House Economist
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Doug Holtz-Eakin has a distinguished record as an academic, policy adviser, and strategist. Currently he is the President of the American Action Forum. Since 2001, he has served in a variety of important policy positions. In 2001 and 2002 he was Chief Economist of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. He was the 6th Director of the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office from 2003 to 2005. During 2007 and 2008 he was Director of Domestic and Economic Policy for the John McCain presidential campaign.
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Economic OutlookFinance Policy & RegulationHealthcarePolitics
One of the Most Respected Voices on Wall Street
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Sallie Krawcheck is one of the most respected CEOs on Wall Street. One of the “rare honest voices,” she served as the chief executive of Citi Global Wealth Management, Smith Barney, and Sanford C. Bernstein & Company. She knows the inner workings of Wall Street, Capitol Hill, and the economy like no other. Funny and lively, she connects well with audiences of all levels as she addresses the economy, fiscal policy, regulatory reform, investments, the financial services industry, and what changes to pay attention to in the coming year.
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Economic OutlookFinance Policy & RegulationLeadershipBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsCEOsFemale Speakers
Former Member of the White House Council of Economic Advisors & Dean of the...
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One of the brightest minds in economics, Matthew Slaughter addresses the near-term challenges facing the economy with an eye on the future. He is a member of the Congressional Budget Office’s Panel of Economic Advisors and was a member on the White House Council of Economic Advisors. Approachable and enthusiastic, he makes practical sense of economic data and shares insights on opportunities, emerging markets, trade, investments, and policy – offering organizations the numbers they need to put the economic situation in the right perspective.
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Economic OutlookFinance Policy & RegulationInternational BusinessGeopolitics
Fmr Chief Economist for CNBC
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Marci Rossell is a world-renowned economist and financial expert known for her ability to take complex economic issues, often dull in the button-down press, and make them relevant to people’s lives, families, and careers. Her animated style was honed when she served as the popular and lively Chief Economist for CNBC and Co-Host of Squawk Box, where she became a household name and a must-watch source of financial news. An expert on investing, globalization, and trade, she uses her media and courtroom experience coupled with her expertise in business and government to address the current state of our economy, including economic recovery, restructuring, and revitalization.
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Economic OutlookMediaFemale Speakers
Dean Emeritus, Yale School of Management and Former Undersecretary of...
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At the complex intersection of global politics, economics, investment, and financial markets sits Jeffrey Garten. Few experts can boast such high-level experience in both government and business, as well as a deep knowledge of the global economic picture. He has earned an unparalleled reputation. His experience, from the emerging markets to the dean’s office at the Yale School of Management, has made him a hot commodity for organizations whose survival depends on a clear picture of the state of the global economy and the underlying implications of America’s policies.
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ChinaEconomic OutlookInternational Business
Authority on Future Trends, Geopolitics and the Changing Global Economic...
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Zachary Karabell is a renowned economist and the author of The Leading Indicators: A Short History of the Numbers That Rule Our World. With his prolific, award-winning writing career, illustrious background on Wall Street, and PhD from Harvard, he offers audiences a tour de force of what’s to come and shows that optimism is a vital ingredient for capitalizing on current economic opportunities. He brings a unique perspective to the discussion of globalization and the economic environment and shares insights on how to use big data to get a real picture of the global economy.
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InnovationChinaEconomic OutlookFuture TrendsInternational Business
Economist and Author; Professor at the Smith School of Business, University...
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Peter Morici is an economist and professor of business at the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business. A three-time winner of the MarketWatch Top Forecaster Award, his track record has made him a go-to source. He is the author of 18 books, is widely published in leading journals, and has been featured on myriad news programs. Morici is also the former director of economics at the U.S. International Trade Commission. He addresses the U.S. and global economies, economic policy, macroeconomics, business strategy, trade, regulatory issues, and industrial policy.
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Economic OutlookFinance Policy & RegulationInternational Business
Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Leading Expert on...
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Nancy-Ann DeParle is President Obama’s former deputy chief of staff for policy. She is one of the nation’s leading experts on healthcare and policy issues and was essential to the creation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, playing a lead role in one of the most significant pieces of social legislation in a generation. She is the expert’s expert. When she was deputy chief of staff, DeParle oversaw all policy and regulatory matters for the White House, including energy, environment, education, manufacturing, and economic policy. She addresses policy and healthcare.
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HealthcareFemale Speakers

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