Economic Outlook

Economic Futurist and The 1st Chief Market Intelligence Officer for the US Government

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Andrew B. Busch is the Editor-in-chief for the global market and public policy newsletter, “The Busch Update.” He is regular panelist on CNBC’s new show, “Money in Motion” that appears every Friday. His views can be found on www.andrewbusch.com as well as CNBC.com. He is a recognized expert on the world financial markets and how these markets are impacted by political events.

Principal, Rice, Hadley, Gates & Manuel LLC

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Anja Manuel is a founding partner and principal at Rice, Hadley, Gates & Manuel, LLC, a strategic consulting firm, which she co-founded along with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and others. The firm assists CEOs and senior executives at major US companies in key emerging markets such as China, India, and the Middle East. She teaches at Stanford University’s International Policy Studies Program and is a leading expert on globalization, emerging markets, and America’s shifting role in international leadership. Anja is a former State Department official, an international lawyer, and the author of the book, This Brave New World.

Journalist & Sr. CNN Political Analyst

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Part journalist, part historian, and all shrewd political observer, Ronald (Ron) Brownstein explains the complexities of American politics with lucid precision. As a CNN Senior Political Analyst, Senior Editor for the Atlantic, and Contributing Editor for National Journal, he produces sharp analysis on politics, policy, the electorate, media, healthcare, energy, the press' impact on Americans, and the range of issues informed by his strong sense of American political and national history. Brownstein provides an insider’s look into politics and the media and has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is also the author of seven best-selling books, and his articles on politics, public policy, and culture have appeared in myriad of major publications and on many broadcast news outlets.

Former Chairman of the SEC, Former Member of House of Representative, Advisor to Global Businesses

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Congressman Christopher Cox is the former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and a former member of the House of Representatives (R-CA). Cox served 17 years in Congress, and he was a senior member of every committee with jurisdiction over investor protection and U.S. capital markets, including the committees on energy and commerce, financial services, the economy, and the budget. At the SEC, he focused on securities law enforcement, investors’ rights, and transparency. He addresses politics, the SEC, regulatory reform, the economy, and business.

Award-Winning Entertainer, Writer, and Economic Expert

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With his signature dry wit and delivery, Ben Stein provides an intellectual and humorous look at politics, the economy, and current affairs. A former presidential speechwriter, economics and securities law instructor, and Emmy Award-winner, Stein is a versatile speaker who is equally comfortable addressing college graduates or seasoned executives.
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Leading Geo-Economic Authority and Geopolitical Expert; Founder & Chairman, International Capital Strategies, Former IMF Board Member

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Douglas A. Rediker is the founding partner of International Capital Strategies, LLC, a Washington, DC-based boutique advisory firm that provides clients with insights and advice on the intersection of geopolitics, macroeconomics, policy and global financial markets. He is also a Non-Resident Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy and Global Economy and Development programs at the Brookings Institution, as well as a member of the Center on the United States and Europe, where he is one of Brookings’ leading experts on the economic and financial aspects of the Russian war in Ukraine. Doug previously represented the United States on the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from 2010 to 2012, having been nominated by President Obama in 2009 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in early 2010. In that role he served as a senior official of the U.S. Treasury Department and interacted with IMF, Finance Ministry and Central Bank counterparts from around the world, focused in particular on the response to the eurocrisis and its economic, financial and strategic consequences. He served as co-Head of the Biden Campaign International Economic Policy Team for Markets and Macroeconomics.

U.S. Trade Representative and Former Mayor of Dallas

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Ambassador Ron Kirk is the former United States trade representative (USTR) who was a pivotal member of the president’s economics team. With nearly 20 years in politics, he has been a Dallas mayor, U.S. Senate candidate, a lawyer with international reach. Boisterous and entertaining, Kirk analyzes the current political environment and offers audiences a glimpse behind the curtain in Washington and into what the president is really thinking. He also addresses trade, jobs, the economy, and doing business in China.

Former Governor of Mississippi

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Haley Barbour is the former governor of Mississippi and the former chairman of the Republican Governor’s Association. He also served as chairman of the Republican National Committee, leading the GOP to gain control of Congress for the first time in 40 years. POLITICO calls him “the most powerful Republican in politics.” He was also widely praised for his handling of both the Gulf Oil Spill and Hurricane Katrina. One of the Republican Party’s top political strategists, Barbour addresses elections, politics, Republican strategy, the economy, and other hot political topics.

Former Governor of Minnesota, Former Republican Presidential Candidate

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Tim Pawlenty, one of the leading voices in the Republican Party, was a two-term governor of Minnesota serving from 2003 until 2011, a candidate for the 2012 Republican nomination for President, and the co-chair of Mitt Romney for President. Tim was a solutions-oriented politician who was well-respected on both sides of the aisle. His education, healthcare, and energy initiatives were widely viewed as among the most innovative in the nation. Tim previously served as president and CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable, which represents leading financial service companies in protecting the security, integrity, and success of our nation’s financial system. The author of the book, Courage to Stand, Pawlenty offers audiences candid and entertaining presentations on politics, the future of the GOP, the economy, and issues important to the financial services industry.

Former Chairman of the FCC

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Tom Wheeler is a businessman, author, and was Chairman of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) from 2013 to 2017. For over four decades, Wheeler has been involved with new telecommunications networks and services. At the FCC he led the efforts that resulted in the adoption of Net Neutrality, privacy protections for consumers, and increased cyber security, among other policies.

CEO & Founder of Farr, Miller & Washington, LLC

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Michael K. Farr, the founder and CEO of Farr, Miller & Washington, LLC, is the Chairman of their Investment Committee and is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of the firm. Michael is the longest-running paid contributor for CNBC television and appears regularly on The Today Show, Good Morning America, NBC’s Nightly News, CNN, BloombergTV, Reuters, and the Nightly Business Report. He can be heard on Associated Press Radio, CBS Radio, and National Public Radio, and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, The Washington Post, Businessweek, USA Today, and many other publications. Michael is a highly sought-after speaker who covers topics such as investing, retirement, the current economic situation, the Federal Reserve, and much more.

CNBC Contributor, Trailblazing Financial Journalist, Best-Selling Author, & Financial Professional

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What are the forces driving the economy and how will they impact you, your business, your industry, and your investment decisions? Those are the questions RON INSANA has answered for viewers and listeners every single day for over three decades. Currently a contributor to CNBC where he also served as anchor and correspondent since 1991, Ron also hosts The Market Score Board Report, a thrice-daily nationally syndicated radio program. As a financial journalist, Ron stands alone as someone who ran his own hedge fund – experience that adds to the depth of his insights. He’s also written for Money magazine, USA Today, and authored four bestselling books on investing and reading the financial market. In Ron’s speeches, he explains how Wall Street, Main Street and Washington intersect – translating the market signals and political maneuvers into actionable information everyone can understand and use to protect what they have and find opportunities in any type of market condition.