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Jeffrey Rosensweig      

Director of the Global Perspectives Program at Goizueta Business School of Emory University

Jeffrey Rosensweig is a professor of International Business and Finance and Director of the Global Perspectives Program at Goizueta Business School of Emory University. Rosensweig shares his insights in three key areas: business linkages with the emerging global economy; the implications of globally divergent demographic trends for business; and factors affecting competition in the global travel and tourism industry.

Prior to joining Emory in 1988, he was Senior International Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He has taught at M.I.T. and in the economics department and the School of Management at Yale University. In 2011, Jeff Rosensweig was honored with the Emory Williams Teaching Award and WEMBA Distinguished Educator Awards. He is a member of the US Council on Foreign Relations.

Rosensweig has been noted by The Wall Street Journal as one of the 12 favored professors in all global executive MBA programs. He is frequently quoted in such national business media as Forbes, Fortune, and BusinessWeek, and has appeared on Good Morning America, NBC's Today, and CNN, among others.

Rosensweig has published papers in a number of academic journals such as the Journal of International Money and Finance, the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, and Economic Inquiry. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Winning the Global Game: A Strategy for Linking People and Profits and most recently, Age Smart: Discovering the Fountain of Youth at Midlife and Beyond.

Drawing on years of research and a full-bodied perspective of the international economy, Rosensweig shares his keen insights into global trends and strategies with business and academic audiences to help them prepare for a 21st century full of untapped market potential.

Speech Topics


The Economic Outlook and Its Implications

Executives and investors must set their strategies with an eye to the economic outlook. The problem is that the outlook is so clouded right now. After the recent 'Great Recession', the economy began to grow. Still, there are justified fears of a double-dip recession. Almost all economic forecasts are too focused on predicting just one possible outcome. However, the current extraordinary uncertainty implies that various scenarios are quite possible. Rosensweig will analyze the economic outlook, including a portrayal of the more likely scenarios. While discussing these scenarios over the relevant time horizons, he will highlight the implications of each for your industry and describe how audience members should prepare.

Global Economic, Financial, and Demographic Trends Impacting Investing

Investors know that global investing is likely to continue to gain prominence. Will investments in foreign markets, both advanced and emerging, increase long-run returns for a given level of risk? Where do global investments properly fit into different investors' portfolios? Do demographic factors overseas have even more of an impact than the aging of the US baby boom? Which economies will become large and sources of significant growth in the future? This session uses an array of trends to address such questions.

Deficits, Debt, and Possible Inflation

The Record Government deficits from 2008 onward are a subject of constant debate. Should action be taken now to reduce the deficits? Or, do we need further economic stimulus even if it implies a growing deficit? On the one hand, the deficits are adding to a mammoth and exploding government debt. This debt could lead to inflation. Rosensweig will address the implications of debt accumulation and possible inflation for investors. On the other hand, the economy and particularly the job market remain stagnant. Could actions to cut the deficit, such as tax increases, cause a double-dip recession? Policymakers are faced with difficult choices and Rosensweig will analyze the impact of such choices on investors and business leaders.

Global Economic, Financial, and Demographic Trends Impacting Business Strategy

Business executives looking to grow are bombarded with reports on the world's emerging markets and the need to globalize. Powerful forces are helping populous nations such as China and India increasingly impact the global economy. Rosensweig will help to separate fact from fiction, portraying the trends that should guide a successful growth strategy.

The Global Impact on Your Industry

Some industries know that global markets or global competitors are absolutely crucial to their future. If so, what strategies should firms in the industry adopt? Other industries are impacted by global forces in more subtle ways. However, they need to set strategies reflecting these forces now, because this session will show the growing global impacts on specific industries. Professor Rosensweig tailors his lectures to analyze the implications of trends and forecasts for audience members.

What Every Executive Should Know about the US and the Global Economy

Executives as well as investors must constantly strive to learn and grow, especially given our increasingly competitive and global economy and job market. Keeping up with, and then extending your command of, both the US and the global economy and financial markets is a must. This session aims to help you not only survive, but to thrive in the current volatile and globally-competitive markets.

The Global and U.S. Economic Forecast: Implications for Your Industry.

Resourceful leaders know that global markets and/or global competitors are crucial to the future of many industries. Each industry is impacted by U.S. and global economic forces in different ways. Given this and current economic uncertainty, what strategies should firms adopt? This session will discuss the business strategies your specific industry needs. Professor Rosensweig tailors his lectures to analyze the implications of trends and forecasts for particular audience members.

What Global Economic Trends Tell Investors About Portfolio Allocation.

The past 15 years have seen nearly unprecedented volatility in both economies and asset markets worldwide. Professor Rosensweig will discuss what scenarios could occur in the volatile future and how to set investing strategies to deal with the current high level of uncertainty. The long awaited rise of big emerging markets, such as China, India, Russia, Brazil, Indonesia, Vietnam, Turkey, and Mexico, present new investment opportunities. The growing importance of these markets, combined with the troubled and debt-ridden yet massive US and European Union economies, make the present an exciting and opportune time to consider global investing strategies. Rosensweig will examine the potential of a new global economy, the need for a global diversification strategy and the implications of global linkages for investors.

The Impact of Deficits, Debt, and Possible Inflation on Investors.

Constant debate surrounds the record government deficits from 2008 onward. Should action be taken now to reduce the deficits? If so, should it be spending cuts, tax increases, or both? Or, is further economic stimulus needed even if it implies a growing deficit? On the one hand, the deficits are adding to a mammoth and exploding government debt. This debt could lead to inflation. Professor Rosensweig will address the implications of debt accumulation and possible inflation for investors. On the other hand, the economy and particularly the job and housing markets remain stagnant. Could actions to cut the deficit, such as tax increases, derail economic growth? Policymakers are faced with difficult choices and Rosensweig will analyze the impact of such choices on investors and business leaders.

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