HWA's Expert Economists on What's Ahead for Businesses


"Larry was great and delivered exactly what we wanted from him. He is a professional and he comes across very authoritative and thoughtful."

-BCA Research

"Larry was insightful, brilliant, provocative and very engaging."


LARRY SUMMERS was featured in a recent New York Times article, "Why Washington Can't Quit Listening to Larry Summers." When he talks, people take notice, from the Treasury Department, to the President’s economic team, and all others interested in the global economy and financial markets. Summers’ insights move markets and influence policy on the most important economic issues we’re facing right now, including inflation, stimulus and recovery, taxes, China, infrastructure investment, trade and more.


"We loved having Gary as part of this inaugural Forum, he's a fantastic speaker and I know our full audience benefited from his insights."

-Major Economic Forum

GARY COHN is an American business leader, philanthropist and the former Director of the United States National Economic Council. He draws on his vast knowledge of the global financial system, economic policy, and the inner-workings of the current U.S. administration to provide candid and revealing analysis on the direction of the global economy, offering on-the-nose insights into issues ranging from monetary policy to fiscal policy; trade to taxes. Substantive, shrewd, and humorous, he translates uncertainty into tangible takeaways for audiences worldwide. He's always in the news, and was recently featured on CNN, NPR, Bloomberg, and more.


"In my thirteen years as an event producer, I have never received such positive feedback from a keynote speaker before. I was stopped in the hallways and networking events numerous times by attendees who had glowing remarks about Dr. El Erian’s presentation. One attendee stated that ‘it is rare that a speaker not only presents well, but presents quality content.' I can say with 100% confidence that this was a wise investment in our business, as he helped to build our reputation as a program with great content."

-Information Management Network

DR. MOHAMED EL-ERIAN is an internationally respected economist and financier with experience at the highest level of business and government. Markets hang on his analysis and insight, and audiences interested in issues of finance and global markets buzz when El-Erian comes to the podium. Meeting planners share their praise for his ability to connect with audiences through a humorous laid-back style, and to clearly explain the complex issues of the global economy.


Mr. Mnuchin has acted in the best interests of the economy and the federal fisc, and the facts of the financial markets and politics explain why.

-Wall Street Journal Opinion

STEVEN MNUCHIN's impressive credentials, from his title as the 77th Secretary of the Treasury, being Founder, Former Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Dune Capital Management, and former Partner and Chief Information Officer at Goldman Sachs, gives him a range of unique insights into our global economic landscape, discussing fiscal policy, economic outlook, U.S. politics, and everything in between. As someone who was critical in helping pass economic policy, he is often sought out to speak about where our fiscal and economic policies are headed, given the current climate. 


"Jim has truly global experience. He’s worked from Asia to Africa to the Americas-- from capitals to small villages. His personal story exemplifies the great diversity of our country and the fact that anyone can make it as far as he has as long as they're willing to work hard and look out for others. And his experience makes him ideally suited to forge partnerships all around the world."

-President Barack Obama

12th President of the World Bank Group DR. JIM YONG KIM is a global visionary devoted to improving the lives of people in developing countries and championing the cause of global health. He speaks on the intersection between global health and the economy, touching on the importance of investing in the poorest communities, climate change and the economy, global inequity, and more.