Top 15 Economics Speakers

  • By Aaron Peterson
  •  Nov 28, 2023

Economic speakers help business owners, executives, organizations, and individuals gain insight and knowledge regarding the economy. These speakers help people better understand trends, predict and prepare for future changes, and better understand how to buffer long-term damage in a challenging economy.

If your company or organization could use help understanding complex economic topics, make wiser decisions, or gain more insight into the changing economy, we can help. Book one of our top 15 economic speakers for a keynote, workshop, or team meeting.

1. Todd Buchholz

Associated Press boasts that Todd Buchholz “lights up economics with a wickedly sparkling wit.” He’s the expert you need to help your organization or key staff understand how Wall Street and financial capitals around the world need each other. This former White House Director of Economic Policy and Managing Director of the Tiger hedge fund is a great choice to explain global economics.

2. Harry Broadman

He received his doctorate in economics before he was even 30. Harry Broadman is known around the world and shares his insights from more than 35 years as a private equity investor, global finance executive, and expert on risk mitigation and business growth. With experience working in economic fields on five continents, he can help you understand how to remain competitive.

3. Kevin O’Leary

Kevin O’Leary is a household name due to his role in the popular reality show “Shark Tank” and Canada’s “Dragons’ Den.” He holds an MBA from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario. He went on to found SoftKey, which acquired The Learning Company and then was acquired by Mattel for $4.2 billion. He’d go on to found StorageNow and sell that for a $4.5 million profit. He also founded O’Leary Funds, Inc. and O’Leary Ventures.

4. Andrew Busch

Andrew Busch was the 1 st Chief Market Intelligence Officer for the U.S. government. He’s also an Economic Futurist at his self-named company. He’s the speaker to arrange if you need to better understand the effects of the market on the economy.

5. Geoff Colvin

Where does Geoff Colvin’s expertise in economics come from? He spent more than 40 years covering economics and business disruption for “Fortune,” and was the anchor of PBS’s “Wall $treet Week.” He’s passionate about showing people how to overcome obstacles by taking a leap and inventing their own future. Instead of focusing on the past, he encourages people to find a way to navigate uncertainty.

6. Ron Insana

Ron Insana has written four books on investing and reading the financial markets. He’s the host of “The Market Score Board Report'' and is the co-founder and CEO of Contrast Capital Partners. His skill as an economic speaker is in helping the audience learn the tools needed to protect what they have, navigate change, and create a path to new opportunities.

7. Daniel Lacalle

Daniel Lacalle holds a Ph.D. in economics and uses his knowledge and insights in his job as Chief Economist at Tressis. He’s also a Global Economics and Finance professor, which helps him understand how to educate his audience in meaningful, memorable ways. Daniel has spent more than 24 years in the energy and finance sectors in many countries.

8. Jeff Kreisler

Jeff Kreisler was a lawyer, but he became an award-winning comedian and expert in behavioral economics. He uses his knowledge and insights at JP Morgan Chase where he’s the Head of Behavioral Science. Among his popular speaking topics are “Dollars & Sense: Financial & Investment Decision-Making” and “How Cognitive Bias Affects Your Investments.”

9. Tom Koulopoulos

Tom Koulopoulos is the founder and chairman of Delphi Group and founding partner of Acrovantage Ventures. He’s received high praise as an economic speaker from the founder of Visa International and Peter Drucker, the author of “Post-Capitalist Society.”

10. Manuel Maqueda

Manual Maqueda is a professor of Applied Circular Economics and Regenerative Economics at Harvard. He also created UCLA’s Circular Economy Online Course and the Circular Economy Program at UCLA Extension. He’s given economic talks to major companies like Dell, Google, LinkedIn, and NASA.

11. Christina Qi

When she was in college, Christina Qi started Domeyard LP, an HTF hedge fund. She may have been as small as they come, but she was soon trading up to $7.1 billion per day, which brought her into the limelight. She became an expert in the world of finance and has worked with the World Economic Forum and teaches a case study on Domeyard at Harvard.

12. Roland Rust

Ask Roland Rust about the “Feeling Economy.” AI may be trending, but artificial intelligence isn’t capable of true human emotional intelligence. Those are key skills for workers in today’s economy and how people stay competitive in a changing world.

13. Todd Hewlin

Todd Hewlin’s expertise in economics lies in the understanding of digital disruption. By understanding how digital disruption impacts careers and company structures, you can make plans to prevent any damaging effects. He’s the managing director of TCG Advisors, a firm that specializes in growth strategy.

14. Bradley Schurman

He’s the founder and CEO of The Super Age, a global strategic research and advisory firm. The goals of The Super Age are to ensure HR teams, marketing departments, R&D, and a company’s public policy makers all understand how to embrace an aging population in planning for a company’s future and understanding the future of the economy.

15. Tom Hegna

Tom Hegna is the host of the PBS special “Don’t Worry, Retire Happy.” He’s spent more than 30 years specializing in retirement and the economy. Tom refers to his talks as “edutainment” and believes that learning about retiring happily, even if the economy changes, is possible.

With the wealth of experience, knowledge, and insights our top 15 economic speakers have to share, your team, group, or organization will learn a lot. Gain a comprehensive understanding of topics that help your business, non-profit, or agency understand the best ways to navigate a difficult economy and use a strong economy to grow wisely.