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David Smick    

Chairman & CEO, Johnson Smick International, Inc.

David Smick is Chairman and CEO of Johnson Smick International, Inc. a financial market advisory firm based in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1985, the firm was the first of its kind to provide information services on important global economic and political/policy changes to the large macroeconomic-oriented hedge funds and proprietary trading desks of large financial institutions.

Smick, confers regularly with the world’s most prominent central bankers and financiers, is one of the most insightful financial policy strategists in the world.

He is also the founder, editor, and publisher of the acclaimed quarterly, The International Economy. Smick has been published widely, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

David Smick has advised both Democratic and Republican presidential candidates, including Ronald Reagan and Bill Bradley.

Smick wrote an acclaimed book The World Is Curved on the financial perils of globalization, in response to The World Is Flat bestseller by Thomas Friedman. Smick's most recent book, The Great Equalizer: How Main Street Capitalism Can Create an Economy for Everyone (2017), reached the New York Times Bestseller list. The book identified the conditions that lead to the unexpected rise of both 2016 Democratic primary candidate Bernie Sanders and Republican Donald Trump.

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