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As the US economy slowly recovers from the global recession, corporations as well as individuals search for ways to stay afloat. Our speakers on the economy use their extensive knowledge to offer you and your business intelligent perspectives on the state of financial affairs and valuable insights for economic growth. From renowned economists to Nobel Prize winners to former presidents, APB has the perfect economy speaker for your event.

Economy & Trade

Global Economist & Bestselling Author

Speaker Daniel Altman is a visionary economist whose work has revolved around identifying long-term solutions to problems facing the global economy.

Former Business News Anchor, CNN

A true trailblazer in business broadcast journalism, Jan Hopkins helped shepherd in the era of business news television. One of the first prominent women business anchors, she won both Emmy and Peabody Awards for her more than two decades in...

The World's Leading Geo-Strategist

Parag Khanna is the leading next-generation voice on the future of global affairs. Named one of Esquire magazine's 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century, Khanna was a foreign policy advisor to President Barack Obama during his...

Nobel Laureate

The founder and managing director of Grameen Bank, speaker Muhammad Yunus is a Nobel Peace Prize winner who is respected for his work toward eradicating world poverty.

Trend Forecaster / Investor / Author

As an un-erring trend forecaster, Todd Buchholz entertains his audiences and shows them how to thrive in a challenging economy, while gearing up for future prosperity.

Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune Magazine Bestselling Author/Commentator on Business & Economic Issues

Geoff Colvin is an award-winning thinker, author, broadcaster, and speaker on today's most significant trends in business. As Fortune's Senior Editor-at-Large, he has become one of America's sharpest and most respected commentators on...

Nobel Prize-Winning Economist

Speaker Joseph Stiglitz helped create a new branch of economics, "The Economics of Information." He discusses market performance and government intervention.

Former CNBC Chief Economist

Marci Rossell has a knack for making complex economic issues relevant to people's lives. She speaks on the nexus of economics, politics, culture and the media.

World Renowned Economist

A renowned economist, speaker Nouriel Roubini is widely recognized for predicting the collapse of the US housing market and the global recession of 2008.

Former U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade

Until November 2013, Francisco J. Sánchez served as Under Secretary for International Trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce, a post to which he was nominated to by President Barack Obama in 2009.

The Bernie Madoff Whistleblower

Harry Markopolos was catapulted into the spotlight as the man who blew the whistle on Bernie Madoff and his $65 billion Ponzi scheme. Passionate about fixing the system and preventing future abuses, Markopolos speaks about the Madoff scheme and...

Advisor, World Economic Forum

A respected economist, speaker Xavier Sala-i-Martin focuses on such issues as economic development, world markets, innovation and competitiveness.

Host of The Suze Orman Show & Best-Selling Author

The host of the acclaimed Suze Orman Show, Orman is America's most recognized expert on personal finance.

Market Guru & Global Entrepreneur

Alpesh Patel reaches 280 million viewers through his newspaper review on the BBC – discussing politics, economics and social issues – from the Arab Spring to US and Chinese elections. From his own weekly shows on business and politics on...

Former US Treasury Secretary

The 72nd Secretary of the US Treasury from 2001 to 2002, speaker Paul O'Neill discusses which policy proposals will ensure a better financial future.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist

Journalist and best-selling author of Half the Sky Sheryl WuDunn offers a compelling perspective on current economic, political and social issues such as women's rights.

Author of Boombustology, Yale Lecturer & Harvard Senior Fellow

Vikram Mansharamani is an experienced global equity investor and lecturer at Yale University. He is the author of Boombustology: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst.

Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences

A Nobel Prize recipient for his work on "markets with friction," speaker Christopher Pissarides studies the effects of economic fluctuations on employment.

Lawyer, Economist & New York Times Best-Selling Author

A law and economics guru, Ian Ayres is a columnist for Forbes and writes for the NYT Freakonomics blog. He is also the co-founder of stickK, a website that incentivizes sticking to goals.

Political Economist & Author

Noted author, professor and expert on global politics and economics, Dr. Blyth regularly speaks to diverse global audiences including financial institutions, multi-national corporations, associations, governments and literary festivals.

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