With issues like tax reform, monetary policy, and global market volatility, front of mind for businesses across industries, these HWA expert economists provide candid, sharp and actionable insights.
MOHAMED EL-ERIAN: Chief Economic Advisor, Allianz; Chair of President Obama's Global Development Council (2012-2017); CEO, PIMCO (2007-2014)
"In my thirteen years as an event producer, I have never received such positive feedback from a keynote speaker before... One attendee stated that ‘it is rare that a speaker not only presents well, but presents quality content.'... Personally I also wish to thank Dr. El Erian for being friendly, flexible, hospitable and considerate to our team."
- Information Management Network
Sought-out on a near daily basis by CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business and more for his shrewd commentary on international markets and economic policy, El-Erian shapes the international conversation
Just sought-out as an opening general session speaker on Today's Economic Landscape for 2,000 attendees at CISCO's CIO Exchange
LAWRENCE SUMMERS: Director, White House National Economic Council (2009-2010); President, Harvard University (2001-2006); Secretary of the Treasury (1999-2001)
"It was a huge pleasure to host an event with Mr. Summers...[He] spoke in front of more than 200 guests on its insider view of international politics, the US economy, the management of monetary policy by the Fed, the Chinese slowdown, among others and all attendees were impressed with his presentation. Nothing but great feedback regarding his appearance."
Regular Financial Times and Washington Post op-eds provide frank and nuanced analysis on everything from the proposed tax plan to healthcare and global economic trends
STEVE FORBES: Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media; Bestselling Author
"I wanted to take a moment to let you all know that Mr. Forbes was hands down the most amazing and favorite of all of our speakers. Resounding standing ovations and so many people raved about his comments. He was kind [and] super approachable... It was an honor to meet him and host him at our event."
JACK LEW: Secretary of the Treasury (2013-2016); White House Chief of Staff (2012-2013), Director Office Management & Budget (2010-2012); Citigroup Senior Executive & COO New York University
"Thank you so much for all your help to secure the Secretary as our opening speaker and with your help through the planning process! It was a huge success! We received such great feedback on his remarks, interview and the panel! One of the best we’ve had. He is just the nicest man!"
ALAN KRUEGER: Chairman, White House Council of Economic Advisers (2011-2013); 50 Highest Ranked Economists in the World by IDEAS/RePEc
"The event was great – the team really enjoyed the time spent with Alan and had extremely positive feedback. They believed he uncovered a hard to see insight and they thought it was a very productive use of time."
OLIVIER BLANCHARD: Former Chief Economist, International Monetary Fund; Fred Bergsten Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
"Olivier Blanchard’s tenure at the IMF capped a lifelong effort to restore economics as a disciplined way of thinking about the world that is truthful, intuitive and useful."
- Marvin Joseph / The Washington Post
LAURA TYSON: Faculty Director, Berkeley Haas Institute for Business & Social Impact; First Female Chair, White House Council of Economic Advisors (1993-1995)
"Your speech was a terrific kick-off for our program year, setting the standards and raising the bar...I have now been asked to come up with another idea for next year and I’m not sure how I top this program!.. Our executives reported exceptionally favorable remarks on your talk, and your interaction with us. Frankly, I know they now have a bigger picture, and a solidly grounded one, with which to approach their opportunities and challenges."
- Siemens Corporation
GEORGE PAPANDREOU: Prime Minister of Greece (2009-2011), President of Socialist International
"The speech went very well, and we received very good feedback - serious, clear, straight-forward, structured and honest."
-Event Planner for International Bank
PAUL TUCKER: Deputy Governor of the Bank of England (2009-2013); Chair, Systemic Risk Council
"Paul was wonderful – such a knowledgeable speaker and his content – the realities of Brexit, European elections and US interest rates - was particularly relevant and interesting for what was a largely US-focused audience. The feedback from participants on his session was overwhelmingly positive. We were really happy with the feedback and with Paul’s flexibility and insight."
-Angelo, Gordon & Co.
PENNY PRITZKER: U.S. Secretary of Commerce (2013-2017); Founder and Chairman, PSP Capital Partners and Pritzker Realty Group
"Penny is one of our country’s most distinguished business leaders. She's got more than 25 years of management experience in industries including real estate, finance, and hospitality. She’s built companies from the ground up... She knows that what we can do is to give every business and every worker the best possible chance to succeed by making America a magnet for good jobs."
- President Barack Obama
ED BALLS: UK Shadow Chancellor and Chief Economic Advisor to the UK Treasury (2010-2015); Economic Secretary to the UK Treasury (2006-2007)
"Ed was terrific! Informed, entertaining, challenging, interesting .. He is a brilliant speaker, and we hope to engage him in the future."
- The Institute of International Finance
R. GLENN HUBBARD: Dean, Columbia Business School; Chairman, U.S. Council of Economic Advisors (2001-2003); Co-Chair, Committee on Capital Markets Regulation
"Dr. Hubbard did a fabulous job at both of our meetings! His speech was very relevant to the topics that we wanted him to cover, and he was a very engaging speaker."
- Alternative Investment Group, L.L.C.
When it comes to today's economic climate, these HWA Speakers are trusted experts, heralded for balancing a global, macro picture with in-depth analysis of key issues.