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Disruptive Trends: Exploring New Opportunities


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Janet L. Yellen
Chair, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System (2014–2018)

Janet L. Yellen is a Distinguished Fellow in Residence at the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution. She served as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 2014 through February 2018. Before that, she served as Vice Chair of the Board of Governors and, from 2004 to 2010, as president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Dr. Yellen previously served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from August 1994 through February 1997, whereupon she was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve as chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, a post she held until August 1999.

Dr. Yellen has written on a wide variety of macroeconomic issues, specializing in the causes, mechanisms, and implications of unemployment. She began her career as an assistant professor at Harvard University and then served as an economist with the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors before joining the faculty of the London School of Economics in 1978. In 1980 she joined the faculty of the University of California at Berkeley, where she was named the Eugene E. and Catherine M. Trefethen Professor of Business and Professor of Economics, and where she is currently a professor emeritus.

Dr. Yellen graduated from Brown University in 1967 and received her PhD in economics from Yale University in 1971. She received the Wilbur Cross Medal from Yale in 1997, honorary degrees from Brown, Bard College, the London School of Economics and Political Science, the University of Warwick and Yale. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has served as president of the Western Economic Association, vice president of the American Economic Association, and a fellow of the Yale Corporation. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association.

Kenneth Rogoff
Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics at Harvard University & former Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund

Kenneth Rogoff is Thomas D. Cabot Professor at Harvard University, and former Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund.   His 2009 book with Carmen Reinhart, This Time is Different:  Eight Centuries of Financial Folly has been widely cited by academics, policymakers and journalists, while its massive data set has been extensively used by researchersworldwide. His influential recent book The Curse of Cashexplores the past, present and future of currency from standardized coins to cryptocurrencies. Rogoff’s monthly syndicated column on global economic issues appears in over 50 countries. He is the among the top ten on RePec’s ranking of economists by citations.

Rogoff is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Group of Thirty. He is also an international grandmaster of chess.


Professor Nouriel Roubini
Professor of Economics at New York University's Stern School of Business

Professor Nouriel Roubini, renowned Economist who predicted the 2007 Global Financial Crisis and Credit Crunch

Nouriel Roubini is Professor of Economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He is Chairman of Roubini Macro Associates, a global macroeconomic consultancy firm in New York.

Roubini has extensive policy experience as well as broad academic credentials. He was Co-Founder and Chairman of Roubini Global Economics from 2005-16 – a firm whose website was named one of the best economics web resources by BusinessWeek, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal and the Economist.

From 1998-2000, he served as the Senior Economist for International Affairs on the White House Council of Economic Advisors and then Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary for International Affairs at the U.S. Treasury Department, helping to resolve the Asian and global financial crises, among other issues. The International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and numerous other prominent public and private institutions all draw upon his advisory expertise.

Roubini has published numerous theoretical, empirical and policy papers on international macroeconomic issues and coauthored the books Political Cycles: Theory and Evidence and Bailouts or Bail-ins? Responding to Financial Crises in Emerging Markets and Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance.


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  • Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance
  • Bailouts or Bail-ins? Responding to Financial Crises in Emerging Markets
  • Political Cycles: Theory and Evidence