Global Economist & Bestselling Author
Few economists evoke a sense of wonder and fascination with our global future like Daniel Altman. Hailed as one of the most perceptive long-term economic forecasters today, he skillfully examines power structures, cultural patterns, and complex data in order to illuminate the underlying trends that make our global economy tick. Read More >
CBC Interview: FIFA Scandal
Economists' View of Big Data
China's Economic Future
U.S. Economic OUtlook
Daniel Altman has been one of the most reliable forecasters of epochal changes in the American economy. His predictions for economic growth, the nation’s fiscal situation, and the evolution of the financial markets have consistently been on target. Today his presentations are an indispensable tool in cutting through the uncertainty and confusion surrounding the future of the economy. Read More >
With a point of view based on both data and logic, he examines the likely outcomes of the current economic cycle and also gauges the nation’s capacity to grow in the long term. From current trends to the fundamental forces driving the economy forward, he covers everything from policy frameworks and trading relationships to demographics and natural resources. He provides a clear roadmap for companies and individuals charting their own economic futures. Read Less ^
The global economy has never been more integrated or more changeable. Seizing opportunities and avoiding risks requires an awareness of new developments from around the world. Daniel identifies the forces underlying the most important trends and offers forecasts for the future. Read More >
He gives in-depth analyses of the United States, Europe, and China, as well as growing regions around the world. Altman tailors his briefings for investors, executives, and other groups to ensure that he supplies the most relevant insights for each audience. Read Less ^
There’s plenty of buzz about Big Data in business, but all that information is useless without the right analytics. Daniel’s skill in developing and explaining data analytics has made him an in-demand consultant, and he offers companies myriad ways to become more efficient and successful through the use of data. Read More >
He makes the numbers come alive in his dazzling presentations, showing how companies can protect themselves against volatility, identify new sources of demand, deploy human resources, and evaluate investment decisions. His message is an inclusive and accessible one, namely that even basic tools can offer a pathway to powerful results. He eschews technical language and instead uses real-world examples to show how companies can use data the right way. Read Less ^
Big economies like Brazil, China, and India attract plenty of attention from the markets, but investors don't always see the returns they expect. With the help of his Baseline Profitability Index, Daniel examines factors beyond headline growth numbers that affect the profits ultimately returned to investors’ pockets. Read More >
He also describes how combinations of less heralded markets can be a more sensible bet for exporters, multinationals, and portfolio investors. Looking forward, Altman identifies the countries and regions that show the most promising signs for growth in returns. Read Less ^
According to today’s pundits, China may be on the verge of a new boom or a catastrophic crisis. Is either outcome truly likely? A sought-after expert on the economies of China and its neighbors, Daniel Altman has a unique perspective on the phenomenal growth of America’s biggest competitor. His analysis of the deep factors driving China’s rising incomes shows how much of the growth is real and how much is just froth. Read More >
In addition to assessing the current state of China’s industries and financial markets, he describes how China’s multiyear reform program could change the country’s economic prospects. Going a step further, Altman also demonstrates how changes in China’s fortunes will affect other economies in its region and around the world. Read Less ^
"I highly recommend Dan Altman if you are looking for an engaging speaker to discuss global trends, labor economics, or the health care industry. We recently brought Dan to one of our conferences and he worked with us to customize his presentation to deliver the most value to the event. He also took time to socialize with our guests and engage with them on a personal level. We could not be more satisfied with our decision to hire Dan."
"Dan was great! The audience enjoyed his content and it was entertaining. He was a pleasure to work with. The speaker after him was running late and Dan offered to go back up and take additional questions from the audience in order to stall for the next speaker. Dan was a true gentleman."
"When The Economist recently assembled a conference with all of the biggest thinkers on the topic of Big Data, Dan Altman kept them honest. His breadth of understanding on economic theory matched with insights into contemporary economic and political trends is a crucial check on the hyperbole that permeates today's chattering classes."
"The event went very well and Dan was great—our clients really enjoyed his segment on the BRIC economies. We received a great deal of positive feedback from both our clients and our employees so we are very pleased. Thanks again for your assistance coordinating this."
"Mr. Altman participated in two panel sessions: China Outlook and Immigration Policy, both of which were extremely popular among our audience. He [also held] a book signing event, which many participants enjoyed."
"Dan did a fantastic job. Our officers and Executive Board loved him. I have been deluged with requests for his book and will have to order more!"
"The conference was definitely a success! Daniel’s part was really inspiring and perfectly suited for our conference."