Dr. Laura D'Andrea Tyson    

First Female Chairman of White House Council of Economic Advisors

An economist interested in "real world" economic problems, Dr. Tyson has earned her reputation as an authority on U.S. economic competitiveness, global markets, and the high-tech industry. She applied her expertise as National Economic Adviser to the President and Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors during the first term of the Clinton Presidency and was the highest ranking woman in the Clinton White House. She was a key architect of President Clinton's domestic and international policy agency and offered the President, in his own words, "unfailingly frank, direct and principled advice." As the nation's top economic adviser, Dr. Tyson managed all economic policy-making throughout the executive branch. Dr. Tyson became London Business School's first female Dean in January 2002,"the first woman to head a top-10 international business school. Previously, Dr. Tyson was Dean of the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. During her tenure, she was the only woman to lead a major U.S. business school. Prior to that, she was Professor of Economics and Business Administration at the University of California. With her predominance as America's leading economic strategist, it is no wonder that the London Times magazine named her one of the 25 most influential women in the world. Before joining the Clinton Administration, Dr. Tyson published a number of books and articles on industrial competitiveness and trade, including the highly acclaimed book Who's Bashing Whom? Trade Conflict in High Technology Industries. She also has published several books and articles on the economies of Central Europe and their transitions to market systems. She is an Economic Viewpoint columnist for BusinessWeek magazine. She writes regularly about domestic and international economic policy matters in The Washington Post, The New York Times, and other nationally and internationally syndicated newspapers and magazines. In her speeches, Dr. Tyson articulates global economic issues and the real world challenges and solutions facing world markets today. Offering unfailingly frank, direct and principled advice she addresses economic forecasting, specific industry sectors, prospects for world trade and international markets. Dr. Tyson resides in London and makes frequent trips to the United States.

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Global Outlooks and the Challenge of Change

An economist interested in “real world” economic problems, Dr. Tyson has earned her reputation as an authority on U.S. economic competitiveness, global markets and the high-tech industry. In this presentation, Dr. Tyson articulates global economic issues and the real world challenges and opportunities facing world markets today.

Strategic Business Survival and Growth

Dr. Tyson addresses the current economic situation and provides insights and strategic advice for business growth and success to navigate these challenging times.

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