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Sachs is a world-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author, and syndicated columnist whose monthly newspaper columns appear in more than 100 countries. He is the co-recipient of the 2015 Blue Planet Prize, the leading global prize for environmental leadership. He has twice been named among Time Magazine’s 100 most influential world leaders. He was called by the New York Times, “probably the most important economist in the world,” and by Time Magazine “the world’s best known economist.” A recent survey by The Economist Magazine ranked Professor Sachs as among the world’s three most influential living economists of the past decade.Professor Sachs served as the Director of the Earth Institute from 2002 to 2016. He was appointed University Professor at Columbia University in 2016, and also serves as Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Sustainable Development Goals, and previously advised both UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the Millennium Development Goals. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria. Sachs is currently Director of both the Center for Sustainable Development, and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network under the auspices of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.Sachs is co-founder and Chief Strategist of Millennium Promise Alliance, and is director of the Millennium Villages Project. Sachs is also one of the Secretary-General’s SDG Advocates, and a Commissioner of the ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Development. He has authored six books, including three New York Times bestsellers (*), in the past decade years: The End of Poverty (2005*), Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet (2008*), The Price of Civilization (2011*), To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace (2013) and The Age of Sustainable Development (2015) and the latest book, Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair & Sustainable (February 2017).Professor Sachs is widely considered to be one of the world’s leading experts on economic development, global macroeconomics, and the fight against poverty. His work on ending poverty, overcoming macroeconomic instability, promoting economic growth, fighting hunger and disease, and promoting sustainable environmental practices, has taken him to more than 125 countries with more than 90 percent of the world’s population. For more than thirty years he has advised dozens of heads of state and governments on economic strategy, in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. He was among the outside advisors to Pope John Paul II on the encyclical Centesimus Annus and in recent years has worked closely with the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences on the issues of sustainable development.Sachs is the recipient of many awards and honors, including the Blue Planet Prize, membership in the United States Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Harvard Society of Fellows, and the Fellows of the World Econometric Society. His conversation with Tyler Cowen won the Quartz Podcast Award for best business/economics podcast of 2015. He has received more than 20 honorary degrees, and many awards and honors around the world. Professor Sachs is also a frequent contributor to major publications such as the Financial Times of London, the International Herald Tribune, Scientific American, and Time magazine.Prior to joining Columbia, Sachs spent over twenty years as a professor at Harvard University, most recently as the Galen L. Stone Professor of International Trade. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Sachs received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees at Harvard. [post_title] => Jeffrey D. 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His interests span a wide range of daily behaviors such as buying (or not), saving (or not), ordering food in restaurants, pain management, procrastination, dishonesty, and decision making under different emotional states.The James B. Duke Professor of Behavioral Economics at Duke University, Ariely's research has shown that we all succumb to irrationality in situations where rational thought is expected. He is an expert on how people actually act (and why they act) in all kinds of business and economic environments, and what this means for business innovation, strategy, marketing and pricing.Dan is also author of the best-selling Predictably Irrational. In this book, he presents research findings that provide new insights into human behavior that will help us make better decisions. His experiments are consistently amusing and informative, demonstrating ideas that fly in the face of common wisdom.Dan publishes widely in the leading scholarly journals in economics, psychology, and business. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Business 2.0, Scientific American, Science, CNN, NPR, and ABC's 20/20.Dan Ariely holds a BA in Psychology from Tel Aviv University, a Ph.D in Cognitive Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Ph.D in Marketing from Duke University. As a speaker, he has a natural and unique talent for turning his research into vignettes that are fun, relevant and engaging, and for delivering the results in a genuinely charming, original, and often comical way. 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First of all, he is the author of the #1 Amazon best-selling book Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation – How Silicon Valley Will Make Oil, Nuclear, Natural Gas, Coal, Electric Utilities and Conventional Cars Obsolete by 2030, which as a result changed the global conversation about the future of energy, transportation and climate change.Most of all, Tony’s work focuses on technology-based disruptions: the convergence of technologies, business model and new product innovations that disrupt the world’s major industries. Furthermore, he has taught thousands of entrepreneurs and corporate leaders at Stanford University’s Continuing Studies.A serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Seba was also an early employee at disruptive Internet companies Cisco Systems and RSA Data Security and, most of all, the CEO of PrintNation.com, a company that disrupted the $100 billion printing industry.Seba has been also featured in leading global media, including Bloomberg, CNBC, ARD, and TVChosun. Another, Tony Seba has been a keynote speaker at hundreds of global events including Google, CLSA, J.P. Morgan and much as Nomura, Intersolar, Davos, COP21 World Climate Summit and Global Leaders Forum. His speaking engagements have also included investors with more than $30 trillion in Assets Under Management.Tony Seba has a Stanford MBA and a B.S. in Computer Science and also Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 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He is also an associate researcher at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a member of the Counseling Board of Telefonica in Catalunya.Prior to joining Columbia University, Xavier taught economics at Yale University, Harvard University and Universitat Pompeu Fabra (in Barcelona), and was a research fellow at the Centre for European Policy Research in London. After completing his undergraduate degree in Barcelona he moved to Harvard University where he completed his Masters degree in International Finance and his PhD in Economics.Professor Sala-i-Martin has received numerous awards including the King Juan Carlos I prize (awarded by the Bank of Spain, to the best economist in Spain and Latin America), the Arrow Prize awarded by the International Health Economics Organization to the best Health Economist in the World, the Conde de Godó Prize and the Lee Hixson and Lenfest Prizes, awarded to the best teacher at Yale University and Columbia University (in all fields) respectively.With a career spent both teaching, researching world economics, and consulting with governments and international financial institutions (he regularly advises the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund), professor Sala-i-Martin is in the privileged position to be able to offer decision makers wishing to do business in today’s volatile markets essential information on how to be competitive and innovative.As the chief economic advisor of the Center for Global Competitiveness and Performance of the World Economic Forum (WEF), he is the author and the intellectual father of the prestigious Global Competitiveness Index (GCI). The index, published annually by the WEF in the Global Competitiveness Report, measures and ranks the competitiveness of all the countries in the world and recommends competitiveness strategies to their decision makers. Professor Sala-i-Martin’s GCI is the most closely followed index on global economic and business competitiveness in the world. Governments and business leaders use it to evaluate and design current and future strategic competitiveness policies of their countries and corporations.Between 2003 and 2010, Xavier was a member of the board and president of the economics commission of FC Barcelona and, therefore, contributed to the creation of what many experts consider the best soccer team ever assembled. Indeed, in 2009, FC Barcelona won all 6 championships in which it participated. No other team in the world has ever accomplished such a feat.An experienced teacher, Xavier is able to put across complex ideas in an easy to understand format using colourful and entertaining examples. With a reputation for humorous and enlightening presentations, Xavier is in great demand as a conference speaker at leading financial events around the world. 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His column, “The Oppenheimer Report”, appears twice a week in The Miami Herald and more than 60 U.S. and foreign newspapers.He is the author of ¡Crear o Morir!: La Esperanza de Latinoamérica y las Cinco Claves de la Innovación (Vintage Español, 2014), Saving the Americas (Random House, 2007) and five other best-selling books, is a regular political analyst with CNN en Espanol, and anchors his own Emmy-winning Spanish-language television show, Oppenheimer Presenta, which airs in the United States and 19 other countries.An authority on the growing dominance of Latin America in the global economy, Andres Oppenheimer is a popular speaker in today’s turbulent environment and provides his expertise and critical analysis of the political and social landscape; and about how countries and organizations can enter the “Knowledge Economy”, generating profitable creativity and collective innovation by sharing innovative and successful experiences in areas such as education, sport, health and technology.His previous jobs at The Miami Herald included Mexico City bureau chief, foreign correspondent, and business writer. He previously worked for five years with The Associated Press in New York, and has contributed on a free-lance basis to The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe New Republic, the BBC, and CBS’ 60 Minutes.He is the co-winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize as a member of The Miami Herald team that uncovered the Iran-Contra scandal. He won the Inter-American Press Association Award twice (1989 and 1994), and the 1997 award of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. He is the winner of the 1993 Ortega y Gasset Award of Spain’s daily El País, the 1998 Maria Moors Cabot Award of Columbia University, the 2001 King of Spain Award, given out by the Spanish news agency EFE and King Juan Carlos I of Spain, the Overseas Press Club Award in 2002, and the Suncoast Emmy award from the National Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences in 2006.Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he studied law, and moved to the United States in 1976 with a fellowship from the World Press Institute. After a year at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, he obtained a Master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University in New York in 1978. In 2004 he received an Honorary Degree in Education at the Galileo University in Guatemala.He was selected by the Forbes Media Guide as one of the “500 Most Important Journalists” of the United States in 1993, and by Poder Magazine as one of the “100 Most Powerful People” in Latin America in 2002 and 2008. 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He was educated at the University of Essex and the London School of Economics (LSE), and he spent the bulk of his career at the LSE. He had long visits in the US Universities of Harvard, Princeton and California at Berkeley.Sir Christopher specialises in the economics of labour markets, macroeconomic policy, economic growth and structural change. He was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Economics, jointly with Dale Mortensen of Northwestern University and Peter Diamond of MIT, for his work in the economics of markets with frictions. Prior to that, in 2005, he became the first European economist to win the IZA Prize in Labor Economics, sharing it again with his collaborator Dale Mortensen. He has written extensively in professional journals, magazines and the press and his book Equilibrium Unemployment Theory is an influential reference in the economics of unemployment that has been translated in many languages. He is frequently quoted in the press on issues concerning the Eurozone and the future of European integration.He is an elected Fellow of the British Academy, the Academy of Athens, the Academia Europaea and several other learned societies, and he is a Lifetime Honorary Member of the American Economic Association. In 2011 he served as the President of the European Economic Association. In 2011 he received the Grand Cross of the Republic of Cyprus, the highest honour of the Republic. He was knighted in 2013. 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S. then, Europe now” compares and contrasts North American struggles in the 1780s to create a United States of American with current efforts to create a United States of Europe today.In the midst of today’s economic crisis, Tom Sargent looks at answering the questions about the role of government policy and regulation.Thomas J. Sargent was the winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his pioneering work in macroeconomics over the last forty years. One of the founders of the rational expectations model and the freshwater economics movement, Tom is one of today’s most influential economists. He holds the W.R. Berkley Professorship of Economics and Business at New York University and is the author of many significant books and articles, including the classic economic textbooks, Macroeconomic Theory and Dynamic Economic Theory with 2013 Nobel Laureate Lars Peter Hansen.The crucial insight behind rational expectations is this: people make decisions based on a reasonable mental model of the economy, and, crucially, based on their understanding of the government’s economic policies. This means that, since consumers and investors adjust their behaviours whenever the government shifts policies, these policies rarely have their intended effect. This is an insight that revolutionised economics in the post-Keynesian era, and it continues to dominate economic thinking today. [post_title] => Thomas J. Sargent [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => thomas-j-sargent [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-05-21 10:06:48 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-05-21 10:06:48 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.aurumbureau.com/?post_type=team-member&p=13661 [menu_order] => 180 [post_type] => team-member [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )[7] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12581 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-11-28 11:03:22 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-11-28 11:03:22 [post_content] => Ernesto Zedillo is the Frederick Iseman ’74 Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization; Professor in the Field of International Economics and Politics; Professor of International and Area Studies; and Professor Adjunct of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University. He teaches two undergraduate courses at Yale, a lecture course on international trade and a seminar on “Debating Globalization.”He earned his Bachelor’s degree from the School of Economics of the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico and his M.A. and Ph.D. at Yale University. He was a Professor at the National Polytechnic Institute and El Colegio de Mexico. From 1978-87 he was with the Central Bank of Mexico; from 1987-88 he served the National Government of Mexico as Undersecretary of Budget; from 1988-1992 as Secretary of Economic Programming and the Budget; and he was appointed Secretary of Education in 1992. In 1994 Zedillo ran for the presidency and won. He served his country as President of Mexico from 1994-2000.He was Chairman of the Global Development Network from 2005 to 2011, an organization that works with developing country researchers and policy research institutes to support the generation and sharing of policy-relevant research on development. He was appointed by the President of the World Bank to chair the High Level Commission on Modernization of World Bank Group Governance. The Commission’s final report, Repowering the Bank for the 21st Century, was launched in October of 2009. During 2007 and 2008 he served on the Commission on Growth and Development, chaired by Nobel Laureate, Michael Spence. The Commission’s final publication, The Growth Report: Strategies for Sustained Growth and Inclusive Development, was launched in May of 2008.He served on the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, which released its final report, Eliminating Nuclear Threats: A Practical Agenda for Global Policymakers, in December of 2009. In 2007 he was appointed by Mohamed ElBaradei to serve as Chair of the Commission of Eminent Persons to recommend the future course of the International Atomic Energy Agency. This Commission presented its report in May of 2008, entitled Reinforcing the Global Nuclear Order for Peace and Prosperity.He co-chaired the Partnership of the Americas Commission with Thomas Pickering which produced its final report, Rethinking US-Latin American Relations, in November of 2008, and the Commission on Drugs and Democracy with former Presidents Cardoso of Brazil and Gaviria of Colombia, producing the final report Drugs and Democracy in Latin America in February 2009. In 2007 and 2008 he served on the High Level Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor.He currently serves as chairman of the oversight board of the Natural Resource Charter and vice chair with Kofi Annan of the Global Commission on Elections, Democracy and Security. He is a Member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum; the Trilateral Commission; the International Advisory Board of the Council on Foreign Relations; the G30; the Board of Directors of the Institute for International Economics; and the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Dialogue. In 2011 he was elected an international member of the American Philosophical Society.He is the recipient of honorary degrees from Yale and Harvard Universities, the University of Miami; and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is the recipient of the 2011 International Award of Lifetime Achievement by the Cristobal Gabarron Foundation of Spain; the Franklin D. Roosevelt Freedom from Fear Award; the Gold Insigne of the Council of the Americas; the Tribuna Americana Award of the Casa de America of Madrid; the Berkeley Medal, UC Berkeley’s highest honor; and the 2006 Sustainable Development Leadership Award presented by the Energy Resources Institute (TERI) in New Delhi. Two books he edited, Global Warming: Looking Beyond Kyoto (Brookings/YCSG) and The Future of Globalization: Explorations in Light of Recent Turbulence (Routledge) were published in 2008. [post_title] => ERNESTO ZEDILLO [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => ernesto-zedillo [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-03-21 14:32:36 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-03-21 14:32:36 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://aurumbureau.com/?post_type=team-member&p=12581 [menu_order] => 200 [post_type] => team-member [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )[8] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12736 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-12-03 10:00:22 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-12-03 10:00:22 [post_content] => Daniel Yergin is a highly respected authority on energy, international politics and economics. He is vice chairman of IHS and founder of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates.TIME magazine said, “If there is one man whose opinion matters more than any other on global energy markets, it’s Daniel Yergin.” Fortune said that he is “one of the planet’s foremost thinkers about energy and its implications.” The New York Times described Yergin as “America’s most influential energy pundit”.In 2014, the Prime Minister of India presented Yergin with a “Lifetime Achievement Award” and the U.S. Department of Energy awarded him the first “James Schlesinger Medal for Energy Security.”A Pulitzer Prize winner, Yergin is the author of the new best seller The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World. The Economist described The Quest as “a masterly piece of work” by The Economist and The Financial Times called it “a triumph.” The New York Times said it is “necessary reading for CEO’s, conservationists, lawmakers, generals, spies, tech geeks, thriller writers,” among many others.Bill Gates summed up his review saying, “This is a fantastic book.”Yergin is known around the world for his book The Prize: the Epic Quest for Oil Money and Power, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. It became a number one New York Times best seller and has been translated into 20 languages.Yergin is also a business leader, as vice chairman of IHS, one of the world’s largest research and information companies, with 9000 employees, and founder of Cambridge Energy Research Associates, which became part of IHS in 2004.Of Yergin’s book Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy, which has been translated into 13 languages, The Wall Street Journal said, “No one could ask for a better account of the world’s political and economic destiny since World War II.” Both The Prize and Commanding Heights were made into award-winning television documentaries for PBS, BBC, and Japan’s NHK, which Yergin co-produced and co-wrote, and for which he was the leading narrator.Yergin was awarded the United States “Energy Award” for lifelong achievements in energy and the promotion of international understanding. He received the “Charles Percy Award for Public Service” from the Alliance to Save Energy. The International Association for Energy Economics gave Yergin its 2012 award for “outstanding contributions to the profession of energy economics and to its literature.”Yergin serves on the US Secretary of Energy Advisory Board and chaired the US Department of Energy’s Task Force on Strategic Energy Research and Development.Yergin is a director of the Council on Foreign Relations and a trustee of the Brookings Institution. He is a member of the National Petroleum Council, a director of the United States Energy Association, the New America Foundation, and of the US-Russia Business Council. He is a member of the Advisory Boards of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative and of the Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy and of Singapore’s International Energy Advisory Board. He is a “Wise Man” of the International Gas Union and a member of the Russian Academy of Oil and Gas. In 2012, he became an adjunct professor at the China University of Petroleum in Beijing.Yergin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University, where he founded The New Journal, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar. 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Finn Erling Kydland is the Henley Professor of Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Economics. The prize, which he shares with Edward C. Prescott, is “for their contribution to dynamic macroeconomics: the time consistency of economic policy and the driving forces behind business cycles”. His methods have been widely adopted in modern macroeconomics.

Finn Erling Kydland joined the UC Santa Barbara faculty in 2004. He previously earned a B.S. from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) and has taught and holds the Richard P. Simmons Distinguished Professorship at the Tepper School of Business of Carnegie Mellon University, where he earned his Ph.D. He has held visiting scholar and professor positions at, among other places, the Hoover Institution and the Universidad Torcuato di Tella in Buenos Aires, Argentina.Finn Erling Kydland is a recognised driving force behind business cycle fluctuations and the design of economic policy and macroeconomic research. His ground-breaking work is highly visible in his areas of expertise – economics in general and political economics. He provides global audiences with rich insights into business cycles, monetary and fiscal policy and the current global economic outlook.Finn Erling Kydland is an experienced conference speaker whose high content presentations have helped transform the theory of business cycles by integrating it with the theory of economic growth. [post_title] => Finn Kydland [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => finn-kydland [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-05-21 13:46:27 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-05-21 13:46:27 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.aurumbureau.com/?post_type=team-member&p=13664 [menu_order] => 180 [post_type] => team-member [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )[10] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12591 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-11-28 11:23:05 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-11-28 11:23:05 [post_content] => Otmar Issing has been President of the Center for Financial Studies since 2006. From June 1998 to May 2006, he was a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, responsible for the Directorates General Economics and Research.Until May 1998 he was a Member of the Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank with a seat in the Central Bank Council. Prior to that he held Chairs of Economics at the Universities of Würzburg and Erlangen-Nürnberg. From 1988 to 1990, he was a member of the German Council of Economic Experts. Issing is an active member of the Akademie der Wissen­schaften und der Literatur (Academy of Sciences and Literature), Mainz, and of the Academia Scientiarum et Artium Europaea (European Academy of Sciences and Arts).Prof. Issing has received numerous awards and prizes: In 2006 he was awarded the Große Verdienstkreuz des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. In the same year he was appointed Grand Officier de l`Ordre de Mérite du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg. In 2007 he received the Silver Insignia of the City of Würzburg. In 2010 he was awarded the Laurea Honoris Causa in International Economic Integration from the University of Pavia. In 2011 he received the Gustav Stolper Award of the Verein für Socialpolitik. In 2004 he received the International Price of the Friedrich-August-von-Hayek-Stiftung, in 2004 the Bernhard-Harms-Medal of the Institute for World Economics, Kiel, 2005 the Hans-Möller-Medal of the University of Munich and 2006 the Ludwig-Erhard-Preis für Wirtschaftspublizistik. Issing received honorary Professorships from Goethe University Frankfurt (2007) and the University of Würzburg (1991) and honorary doctorates from the Universities of Bayreuth, Frankfurt and Konstanz.Issing headed the Advisory Council on a New Financial Order appointed by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel (2008-2012). He also was a member of the High Level Group of the European Commission chaired by J. De Larosière.In addition to publishing numerous articles in scientific journals and periodicals, Issing is author of inter alia, two textbooks, namely “Einführung in die Geldtheorie” (Introduction to Monetary Theory), fifteenth edition 2011, and “Einführung in die Geldpolitik” (Introduction to Monetary Policy), sixth edition, 1996. His book “Der Euro – Geburt, Erfolg, Zukunft” (English: “The Birth of the Euro”) was published in 2008 (Chinese edition 2011).Current positions: President of CFS, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Gesellschaft für Kapitalmarktforschung (2006); Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the House of Finance, Goethe University Frankfurt (2007); Member of the Hochschul­rat of the University of Würzburg (2004); International Advisor to Goldman Sachs (2006).Memberships: Aufsichtsrat Nürnberger Lebensversicherung A.G. and Fürst Fugger Privatbank; Advisory Board of Globalisation and Monetary Policy Institute at Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas; Führungskreis Institute for European Affairs (INEA); Euro50 Group; International Advisory Council Bocconi University, Milan; Council for the Future of Europe (Nicolas Berggruen Institute). 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He is author of a trilogy of books on the future of world order beginning with The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order (2008), followed by How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance (2011), and concluding with Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization (2016). He is also author of Technocracy in America: Rise of the Info-State (2017) and co-author of Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization(2012). His books have been translated into more than twenty languages. In 2008, Parag was named one of Esquire’s “75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century,” and featured in WIRED magazine’s “Smart List.”Parag has been an adviser to the US National Intelligence Council’s Global Trends 2030 program. From 2013-2018 he was a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. From 2006-2015 he was a Senior Research Fellow at the New America Foundation. During 2007 he served in Iraq and Afghanistan as a senior geopolitical adviser to United States Special Operations Forces. From 2002-5, he was the Global Governance Fellow at the Brookings Institution; from 2000-2002 he worked at the World Economic Forum in Geneva; and from 1999-2000, he was a Research Associate at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.A widely cited global intellectual, Dr. Khanna provides regular commentaries for international media. He is currently a CNN Global Contributor. His 2008 cover story for the New York Times Magazine titled “Waving Goodbye to Hegemony,” is one of the most globally debated and influential essays since the end of the Cold War. His articles have appeared in major international publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, TIME, Foreign Affairs, Forbes, The Atlantic, Quartz, Foreign Policy, Harper’s, BusinessWeek, The Guardian, The National Interest, McKinsey Quarterly, The American Interest, Stratfor, Esquire, Slate.com, and Die Zeit. He is a contributing editor to WorldPost and serves on the editorial board of Global Policy and as a consultant to the National Geographic series Origins. 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He is the co-recipient of the 2015 Blue Planet Prize, the leading global prize for environmental leadership. He has twice been named among Time Magazine’s 100 most influential world leaders. He was called by the New York Times, “probably the most important economist in the world,” and by Time Magazine “the world’s best known economist.” A recent survey by The Economist Magazine ranked Professor Sachs as among the world’s three most influential living economists of the past decade.Professor Sachs served as the Director of the Earth Institute from 2002 to 2016. He was appointed University Professor at Columbia University in 2016, and also serves as Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Sustainable Development Goals, and previously advised both UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the Millennium Development Goals. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria. Sachs is currently Director of both the Center for Sustainable Development, and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network under the auspices of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.Sachs is co-founder and Chief Strategist of Millennium Promise Alliance, and is director of the Millennium Villages Project. Sachs is also one of the Secretary-General’s SDG Advocates, and a Commissioner of the ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Development. He has authored six books, including three New York Times bestsellers (*), in the past decade years: The End of Poverty (2005*), Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet (2008*), The Price of Civilization (2011*), To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace (2013) and The Age of Sustainable Development (2015) and the latest book, Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair & Sustainable (February 2017).Professor Sachs is widely considered to be one of the world’s leading experts on economic development, global macroeconomics, and the fight against poverty. His work on ending poverty, overcoming macroeconomic instability, promoting economic growth, fighting hunger and disease, and promoting sustainable environmental practices, has taken him to more than 125 countries with more than 90 percent of the world’s population. For more than thirty years he has advised dozens of heads of state and governments on economic strategy, in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. He was among the outside advisors to Pope John Paul II on the encyclical Centesimus Annus and in recent years has worked closely with the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences on the issues of sustainable development.Sachs is the recipient of many awards and honors, including the Blue Planet Prize, membership in the United States Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Harvard Society of Fellows, and the Fellows of the World Econometric Society. His conversation with Tyler Cowen won the Quartz Podcast Award for best business/economics podcast of 2015. He has received more than 20 honorary degrees, and many awards and honors around the world. 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Jeffrey D. Sachs

Renowned Development Economist, Director of Earth Institute Columbia University

Dan Ariely

World-Leading Authority on Consumer Behavior

Tony Seba

Expert speaker on Market Disruption, Entrepreneurship and the Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation

Xavier Sala i Martin

Professor of Economics, Columbia University

ANDRES OPPENHEIMER

The Miami Herald Columnist & Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist

Thomas J. Sargent

Winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences and Professor of Economics and Business at New York University

ERNESTO ZEDILLO

Former President of México (1994-2000)

Daniel Yergin

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author, Vice Chairman, IHS and Global Energy Expert

Finn Kydland

2004 Joint Nobel Prize Winner in Economics

OTMAR ISSING

Former Chief Economist & Member, Executive Board at the European Central Bank President, Center for Financial Studies

Parag Khanna

The World’s Leading Geo-Strategist

The global economy is in flux. The economic war between China and the United States has far-reaching ramifications. Twenty-first century finance calls for new ethics, and new strategies. The future of the dollar and its effect on globalization are complex and opaque. We’re just starting to learn important details of the psychology of financial decision-making.

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