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Bernard Baumohl  

Chief Global Economist of The Economic Outlook Group & Author of International Best-Selling Book, "The Secrets of Economic Indicators"

Bernard Baumohl is chief global economist at The Economic Outlook Group. He is well known for being ahead of the curve in assessing the direction of the U.S. and world economy. The Wall Street Journal ranked him the most accurate economic forecaster for 2018.

Mr. Baumohl began his career as an analyst with the Council on Foreign Relations, a think tank specializing in international affairs and national security. He later served as an economist at European American Bank with responsibilities to monitor the global economy and develop forecasts. Mr. Baumohl was also an award-winning economics reporter with TIME magazine who covered the White House, Federal Reserve and Wall Street.

A sought out international speaker, he frequently makes keynote presentations before conferences, workshops and legislatures on the latest economic and geopolitical outlook. In additional to his current post as chief global economist, Mr. Baumohl is on the faculty of the New York Institute of Finance, where he conducts seminars on how forward-looking economic indicators can help business leaders better foresee turning points in the economy. He has also previously lectured at NYU and Florida Gulf Coast University.

Mr. Baumohl is a member of the monthly Wall Street Journal Economic Forecast Panel and his projections on the economy and geopolitical trends are frequently cited in the New York Times, Washington Post, Business Week, Financial Times, and on National Public Radio. He also served as a regular commentator on TV's Nightly Business Report.

Mr. Baumohl is author of "The Secrets of Economic Indicators: Hidden Clues to Future Economic Trends and Investment Opportunities" (Pearson Education). The best-selling book is in its 3rd edition and has been translated into several languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Russian and German.

He is also a recipient of the John Hancock Award for Excellence in Financial Journalism, and is a member of the National Association for Business Economics and the American Economic Association. Mr. Baumohl has a Master’s degree in International Affairs and Economics from Columbia University.

Speech Topics


What is the outlook for the US and international economy?

Using both humor and facts, Mr. Baumohl clearly lays out the most likely path for the economy. His comments touch on the outlook for consumer and business spending, jobs, inflation, and interest rates. His analysis also includes the turbulent geopolitical climate in Europe, China, the Middle East, and Latin America. By tracking economic and international political trends, Mr. Baumohl has remained ahead of the curve in assessing the direction of the economy and global events.

Geopolitical Risks: Where is the world headed?

Rarely have business leaders and investors confronted so much uncertainty about the future. Simply put, we live in a crisis-prone global economy. There is political paralysis in Washington, economic distress in Europe, dangerous conflicts in the Middle East, and rising tensions in Asia. You can almost hear the geopolitical pot boiling furiously. Yet the sobering fact is corporate managers and investors still need to make decisions --- and be able to justify them. Mr. Baumohl tackles all the key issues: Which shocks are most likely to erupt in the future? What implications will they have for the economy? How can you protect your business and personal investments with so many global storms brewing?

Seminar: What are the best economic indicators that help keep you ahead of the business cycle?

Do not be caught by surprise. Learn how to locate and analyze the best leading indicators in real time so you can better anticipate where the economy is headed in the business cycle. By studying the best forward-looking economic reports, decision makers can prepare well in advance for changes in consumer and business spending, interest rates, employment trends and foreign economic activity. You do not need a PhD in economics or statistics to benefit from this presentation. It is held in plain, non-technical, English and can be of interest to those in manufacturing, retailing, tourism, advertising, transportation, human resources and money management.

Where is the U.S. economy really headed? What's the path for consumer and business spending, interest rates, oil prices and the dollar?

Which geopolitical risks are likely to erupt and what would be the fallout?

2016 U.S. Presidential election: What impact could it have on the economy and capital markets?

In short, what issues should you monitor most closely as you make business and financial decisions?

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