World Economic Roundtables | Feb 2011 – Present

The World Economic Roundtable, a joint venture of the World Policy Institute Walter Eberstadt World Economic Policy Program and New America’s Economic Growth Program, seeks to “remap” the world economy by exploring the changing patterns of global investment, trade, and employment following the Great Recession.


February 24, 2011 China: An Engine or a Drag on Economic Growth?
David Beim, Columbia Business School
Peter Marber, HSBC
Joseph Gagnon, Peterson Institute for International Economics

March 23, 2011 Revising the Global Energy Map
Fareed Mohamedi, PFC Energy

April 27, 2011 The World Debt Map
Carmen Reinhart, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Michele Wucker, World Policy Institute

June 2, 2011 The Map of Geo-Economic Integration and Conflict
Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group

June 29, 2011 The World Currency Map
Stephen Jen, SLJ Macro Partners

September 21, 2011 A World in Crisis? Risk, Volatility, and Competing National Interests in the New Global Economy
Nader Mousavizadeh, Oxford Analytica

October 12, 2011 The World Economy in Crisis: What Can Be Done
Nouriel Roubini, Roubini Global Economics
Daniel Alpert, Westwood Capital
Robert Hockett, Cornell University Law School and Federal Reserve Bank of New York

October 24, 2011 The European Debt Crisis and the Future of the Transatlantic Economy
German Marshall Fund and demosEuropa

November 28, 2011 China’s Economic Growth Model and the Outlook for the Chinese Economy
Yasheng Huang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

December 12, 2011 Global Implications of Rising Inequality, Unemployment, and Instability
Raymond Torres, International Labor Organization



January 18, 2012 The Eurozone Crisis in 2012
Megan Greene, Roubini Global Economics

February 2, 2012 A German View on the Eurozone Crisis
Steffen Kampeter, Deputy Finance Minister of Germany

February 9, 2012 Mapping the Impact of World Financial Reform
Ranu Dayal, Boston Consulting Group
Robert Herz, Columbia Business School
Edward Greene, Cleary Gottlieb

February 29, 2012 Mapping the Mood and the Markets
Peter Atwater, Financial Insyghts

March 12, 2012 Growth Scenarios for the World Economy: Policy and Investment Implications
Jay Pelosky, J2Z Advisory

April 5, 2012 Current State of the Eurozone and Greek Economic Crisis
George Papandreou, Former Prime Minister of Greece

May 1, 2012 Building a Stable Euro
Michael Meister, Deputy Chairman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag

May 16, 2012 The Revival of American Manufacturing
Suzanne Berger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Leo Hindery, Jr., Intermedia Partners
Michael Lind, New America Foundation

June 27, 2012 The Path to a More Sustainable Capitalism (Or: What I Learned on Wall Street, the Hard Way)
Sallie Krawcheck, formerly Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

July 9, 2012 China’s Economic Future and the Chongqing Question
Dr. Kevin Lu, Asia-Pacific Director for the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) of the World Bank, discusses how the downfall of Bo Xilai impacts China’s economic future and will explore the Chongqing economic model as well as the current risks to China’s growth and what opportunities as well as problems lie ahead.

August 14, 2012 What the China Beige Book Reveals about the Chinese Economy
Leland Miller, President of CBB International, and Craig Charney, Research Director of China Beige Book and President of Charney Research, will present insights from the China Beige Book, a new quarterly survey of the Chinese economy modeled on the Federal Reserve’s analysis of U.S. business activity, which evaluates China’s economy by region, industry, and sub-sector.

September 10, 2012 China’s New Growth Path
Michael Pettis, Peking University

September 13, 2012 Are the Good Times Over?
Dr. Paulo Vieira da Cunha, former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Brazil and currently a Partner and Head of Emerging Markets Research at Tandem Global Partners, discusses the state of the Brazilian economy and the challenges Brazilian policymakers face as they undertake a new stimulus program as well as the problems associated with a wider world economic slowdown.

October 18, 2012 The Fight Over European Debt Restructuring
Hans Humes, CEO of Greylock Capital Management.

November 20, 2012 US Election and World Economy
Bruce Stokes, Director of Global Economic Attitudes at Pew Research

November 28, 2012 Special Session with EU Delegation

December 11, 2012 Global Macro Scenarios for 2013
Author and strategy consultant Eric Best



January 16, 2013 Geo-economic and Geopolitical Risks in 2013
Douglas Rediker, former U.S. representative on the Executive Board at the IMF and currently a Senior Fellow in the Economic Growth Program at the New America Foundation.

February 14, 2013 Special Roundtable: Debate on America’s Debt and the Bond Market
The proposition to be debated is that “America’s government debt poses a risk of a future financial crisis with a run-up in interest rates.” Leading the team taking the affirmative side will be Lincoln Ellis (Strategic Financial Group) and Peter Tchir (TF Market Advisors). Leading the team opposing the proposition will be Daniel Alpert (Westwood Capital) and Jay Pelosky (J2Z Advisory). 

February 26, 2013 America’s New Growth Corridors
Joel Kotkin, author of the critically acclaimed book, The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050 and founder of 

April 11, 2013 China, Japan, and the Growing Turbulence in the World Economy
Ken Courtis, Starfort Holdings

June 12, 2013 Germany and the Eurozone Crisis
Jörg Bibow, Professor of Economics at Skidmore College and Research Associate at the Levy Economics Institute.

July 11, 2013 America’s Economic Comeback
Charles Morris, author of Comeback: America’s New Economic Boom

August 22, 2013 Emerging from the Euro Debt Crisis: Making the Single Currency Work
Michael Heise, chief economist and head of corporate development at Allianz SE.

August 28, 2013 Global Macro Trends and Geo-Economic Developments
Roundtable Core Participants Discussion

September 12, 2013 Economic Recovery in the Mediterranean Rim: The Role of Energy Resources
Yiorgos Lakkotrypis, Minister of Energy, Industry, Commerce, and Tourism of the Republic of Cyprus

October 9, 2013 No More Growth Miracles
Dani Rodrik, Albert O. Hirschman Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study and former professor of international political economy at Harvard University

October 22, 2013 On the Great Monetary Experiment
John Mauldin and Jonathan Tepper, authors of Code Red (first presentation after publication)

October 30, 2013 The Gray Rhino: Reacting to Highly Probable Future Crises
Michele Wucker, World Policy Institute President; and William Saito, CEO Intecur and Advisor to Japanese government

November 11, 2013 The Mediterranean Rim in Turmoil: The Economic Outlook for the Middle East and North Africa
Adnan Mazarei, Director for the Middle East and Central Asia at the International Monetary Fund.

November 12, 2013 Dieter Zander Luncheon Roundtable on the World Economy: The Age of Oversupply: Overcoming the Greatest Challenge to the Global Economy
Author Dan Alpert, Westwood Capital

December 4, 2013 The New Normal and the Old Normal: Why the Global Economy Is Back To The Victorian Era
Adam Posen, President of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and former member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England.


January 9, 2014 World Economic and Investment Outlook for 2014
Sherle R. Schwenninger, Director, World Economic Roundtable, which seeks to “remap” the world economy by exploring the changing patterns of global investment, trade and employment following the Great Recession.

January 28, 2014 Obama’s Trade Agenda: What It Means For the U.S. and the World
Clyde Prestowitz, founder and President of the Economic Strategy Institute

February 26, 2014  Systemic Risks in the Financial Sector: The State of Financial Reform
Patricia Mosser, Deputy Director for Research and Analysis, Office of Financial Research at the U.S. Department of Treasury

March 18, 2014  The End of Global Coordination?
John Lipsky, former Managing Director at the International Monetary Fund, currently a Distinguished Visiting Scholar of International Economics at Johns Hopkins

April 10, 2014 Is China Rebalancing?
David Denoon, Professor of Politics & Economics at NYU and Director of the NYU Center on U.S.-China Relations

April 25, 2014 Shifts in World Monetary Policy: Implications for the Economy and the Markets
Jens Nordvig, Nomura Securities

May 20, 2014 Geopolitical Tensions and the World Economy
David Hale, founding chairman of David Hale Global Economics

June 17, 2014 The Business and Economic Outlook for Central and Eastern Europe
Michael Buhl, CEO of the Vienna Stock Exchange and economists from the Vienna Institute for International Economics

June 19, 2014 Facing America’s Economic Challenges: What We Can Learn from Maryland
Martin O’Malley, Governor of Maryland

June 30, 2014 Russia’s Pivot to Asia and Other Geoeconomic Developments
Kenneth S. Courtis, Chairman, Starfort Holdings

July 23, 2014 The Next Debt Disaster
Richard Vague, managing partner at Gabriel Investment and Chairman of The Governor’s Woods Foundation

August 20, 2014 Debunking the Myths About China’s Economy
Valentin Schmid, business editor of the Epoch Times

September 10, 2014 Will Geopolitics Undo the World Economy
Michael Lind, Co-Founder of the New America Foundation and Policy Director of New America’s Economic Growth Program

October 2, 2014 What Comes After the World Debt Bubble
James H. Nolt, former Founding Dean of the NYIT-NUPT International College in Nanjing, China

October 15, 2014 The Future of Sovereign Debt Restructuring
Lee C. Buchheit, Partner in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.

October 20, 2014 Sanctions and the Russian Economy
Victor Supyan, Institute for the Study of the USA and Canada (Moscow)

October 21, 2014 The New Class Conflict in America
Joel Kotkin, the Roger Hobbs Distinguished Fellow in Urban Studies at Chapman University and Executive Editor of New Geography

December 3, 2014 China’s Debt Problem: Scenarios for the Unwinding of China’s Credit Bubble
Richard Vague, Governor’s Woods Foundation

December 11, 2014 The Limits to Banking Reform: Is Culture the Real Problem?
Susan Ochs, New America Foundation



January 15, 2015 The Investment Outlook for 2015
Lincoln Ellis, Westwood Capital
Matt Luckett, Private Investor
Jay Pelosky, J2Z Advisory

January 27, 2015 The Great U.S. Growth Debate:  Acceleration or Relapse in 2015
Daniel Alpert, Westwood Capital
Cary Leahey, Decision Economics

February 5, 2015 China’s Debt Economy
Hu Ling, China Finance 40

February 10, 2015 The Great U.S. Growth Debate: Acceleration or Relapse in 2015
Daniel Alpert, Westwood Capital

March 4, 2015 The Euro-Zone Saga: Draghi, Greece, and the Struggle for Growth
Jens Nordvig, Nomura Securities

March 23, 2015 Mexico’s Economic Future
Vicente Fox, Former President of Mexico

April 8, 2015 The Emerging Tri-Polar World Economy 2.0
Jay Pelosky, J2Z Advisory 

May 5, 2015 Shifting Gears to Growth in Europe: Opportunities and Challenges of Investing in Europe and Central/Eastern Europe
Harm Bandholz, Unicredit
Michael Buhl, Vienna Stock Exchange

June 3 Understanding the Russian Economy
Chris Weafer, Macro-Advisory

June 23 Plan Nord: Energy, Environment, Development, and Investment in the Arctic
A Special Joint Session of the Arctic Deeply and World Economic Roundtables featuring Philippe Couillard, Premier of Québec

July 21 The Future is Now: Technology’s Impact on the Economic Landscape
Constance Hunter, chief economist, KPMG.

August 10 Taiwan, the United States, and the Asia-Pacific Economy: Making the Trans-Pacific Partnership a Building Block for Prosperity
A Special Session of the World Economic Roundtable in collaboration with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York featuring:
– Mr. Shih-chao Cho, Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs
– Jacques DeLisle, Director of the Asia Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute
– Michael Levi, Director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies at CFR
– Sherle R. Schwenninger, Director of the World Economic Roundtable
– Henny Sender, Chief International Finance Correspondent at the Financial Times
– James H. Nolt, Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute

September 15 Why Secular Stagnation is Not Inevitable: The Causes and Cures for Sclerotic Growth Worldwide
H. Woody Brock, President and Founder of Strategic Economic Decisions.

October 15 Between Debt and the Devil:  Money, Credit, and Fixing Global Finance
Adair Turner, former Chairman of Britain’s Financial Services Authority and currently Chairman of the Institute for New Economic Thinking

October 27 The Entrepreneurial State:  Debunking Public Vs. Private Sector Myths
Mariana Mazzucato, RM Phillips Chair in the Economics of Innovation at the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex.

November 6 What’s Gone Wrong with the European Union—Britain, In or Out?
Geoffrey Van Orden, Member of the European Parliament from UK’s Conservative Party

November 17 The Joyful Science: The New Economics of Abundance
Rajiv Chaudhri, Founder and CEO of Sunsara Capital



Related posts