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Jeffrey E. Garten, Ph.D

Juan Trippe Professor in the Practice of International Trade, Finance and Business at and Former Dean of the Yale School of Management; Chairman, Garten Rothkopf

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Jeffrey E. Garten's vast credentials, reputation and experience make him one of very few business experts placed firmly at the crossroads of economics and foreign policy. Garten is the Juan Trippe Professor in the Practice of International Trade, Finance and Business at the Yale School of Management and was the dean of the school for the previous decade. Specializing in global business and finance, his courses include "Understanding Global Financial Centers," "Washington and Wall Street: Markets, Policy and Politics," "China in the Global Economy" and "Leading a Global Company," which examines a dozen premier corporations and is jointly taught with the CEO or Chairman of each company.

Prior to joining Yale, Garten served as U.S. undersecretary of commerce for international trade in the Clinton administration, where he revitalized the government's efforts to help U.S. companies gain access to foreign markets as well as focus the nation's trade policy on emerging markets such as China, India, and Brazil.

Earlier, Garten spent 13 years on Wall Street, specializing in debt restructuring in Latin America, building up his firm's investment banking business in Asia, working on global mergers and acquisitions and restructuring some of the world's largest shipping companies in Hong Kong. At the podium, he draws on his extensive government service and exceptional corporate experience to analyze the commercial, political and financial implications of a globalized economy.

Speech Topics

The demographics of the world are shifting. Wealth is being redistributed. The pressure for natural resources is escalating and hyper-urbanization is dictating the demand for goods and services. No company is exempt from the impact of these dynamics, but the continual change creates the need for more information, sounder judgment and improved risk assessment. Based on his extensive experience as the dean of the Yale School of Management, years spent as a trade policy expert in Washington, DC, for four presidential administrations and a sought-after consultant for major global companies, Jeffrey Garten describes:

  • How the 3 F’s, food, fuel and finance, have converged to create the current slowdown

  • Insight into the major trends of emerging markets and how these trends will impact corporations and governments throughout the world

  • The impact of the quantum increase in global regulations and state capitalism

  • The developing intersection between economy, business, policy and politics

  • What companies and individuals must do to adapt to the evolving economy

Given the complexity of the business culture, it can be challenging to step back and assess the long-term trends that will impact your corporate success. To ensure that you stay ahead of change, hot topics such as fundamental shifts in markets, government intervention and resource pressures should be at the forefront of your executive team’s mind. That dialogue can get pushed to the back burner given the day-to-day fires that have to be put out. Jeffrey Garten joins your senior-level team armed with five burning questions collaboratively crafted to encourage the sharing of knowledge and create an awareness of big trends in the global economy. Garten orchestrates a vibrant discussion that could include questions such as:

  • What are the potential economic shocks on the horizon, political, economic, financial and social, and can we prevent them?

  • How significant will Asia be in the global economy, and should we welcome or oppose some of the trends?

  • How precarious is the global energy situation, and what are our choices for energy security at reasonable prices?

  • What is the best design for the highly adaptive organization of the future, given the pressures of rapidly changing trade and investment patterns, disruptive technologies, changing requirements for skills and talents in the workforce, etc.

The decisions made in Washington impact markets – how deep and broad those policies and legislation changes affect both U.S. and global markets is the heart of this discussion. Based on current issues and fueled by the Yale School of Management course focusing on the interplay of these factors, Jeffrey Garten discusses this from both the New York and Washington perspective. Tailored to your specific industry and issues, Garten offers insight into:

  • How government ownership changes market dynamics

  • The influence of regulation on free markets

  • The emerging debate on compensation

  • How Wall Street influences legislation and policy in Washington

  • The budget and monetary forces of U.S. economic policies

  • The future value of the dollar and the global impact of it’s role and value

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