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Daniel Altman

Global Economist & Strategy Expert

Daniel Altman

Global Economist & Strategy Expert


Visionary economist Daniel Altman has a stunning track record of spotting the global economy's most important trends. His 2011 international bestseller, Outrageous Fortunes, correctly predicted the decline of Chinese growth when most experts assumed China would become the world's biggest economy. His 2012 speech at Switzerland's Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute foretold the decade-long drop in services' share of spending as consumers entered the virtual world. His Baseline Profitability Index forecasted the returns from direct investments in 100 markets and was cited by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Now you can bring Daniel Altman's foresight to your audience.

The holder of a doctorate in economics from Harvard and author of four books on economics, Daniel has served as an advisor to the British government and has taught at New York University's Stern School of Business. He is currently the chief economist at Instawork, the leading online marketplace for flexible work in the United States and Canada. In addition, he consults on a private basis for investment banks and funds.

Daniel writes columns on business and economics for Entrepreneur and appears regularly on a variety of news and financial programs. Previously, he wrote economic commentary for The Economist, The New York Times, and Foreign Policy. He has also held high-level positions in consulting and private equity.

Daniel's dynamic approach brings data to life, distilling the huge amount of information generated by the economy into actionable insights. A former member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Daniel has lived and worked on four continents and is comfortable making presentations in English and Spanish.

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Economic Outlook: From the Global Picture to the Nuts & Bolts

Daniel Altman offers an essential panorama of the economy with a focus suited to each audience. From the challenges facing global economic superpowers to forecasts for growth and labor markets in specific industries, Dan brings a deep understanding built on decades of experience analyzing data and trends. He places the everyday concerns of executives and managers into the broader context of the economy to create a clear-eyed and coherent view of the future.

Cosmic Investing: The Trends Driving Returns in the Very Long Term

Daniel Altman's international bestseller, "Outrageous Fortunes: The Twelve Surprising Trends That Will Reshape the Global Economy", was an incredibly prescient look at the economy. A decade after its publication, virtually all of his predictions – from China's economic slowdown to the breakup of the European Union, from the rise of remote work to the world's failure to confront climate change – have come true. What does he predict for the decade to come?

AI & the Labor Force: What Does the Future Hold?

Rapid advances in artificial intelligence have captured the imagination of some people while making others fear for their jobs. Yet as Daniel Altman explains, the effects of AI on the labor force are likely to be subtler and more complex than they might first appear. As an expert on the use of technology in the labor market, he has special insights on the consequences of AI across specific sectors and the broader economy.

Flexible, Hybrid, Remote, or All of the Above? Navigating the Labor Market's Transformation

Daniel Altman is one of the pioneers in analyzing the new portfolio approach to staffing. As the labor market transforms itself across both space and time, companies are getting to grips with the notion that traditional full-time jobs may soon be a thing of the past. But this transformation can have huge benefits, too, for companies that diversify their options in the labor market to reduce multiple risks.

Winning in the Labor Market: Meeting the Challenges of Attracting and Retaining Staff

Having researched and written extensively on the many new modalities in the labor market, Daniel Altman has a unique and valuable perspective on the strategies businesses use to recruit and keep workers. Using underlying trends in the workforce, he identifies untapped sources of labor as well as those with diminishing returns. He also draws on exclusive data from surveys and labor market transactions to gauge the success of a wide range of approaches, from increases in pay and bonuses to training, benefits, flexible schedules, and even commuting time.