RISK 360 Conference
August 27-29, 2024 Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport Boston, MA


Mark Blyth



“What if I were to tell you that we will never get back to 2 percent inflation, that the next decade will see more investment in decarbonization than ever seemed possible (and it will have nothing to do with ESG scores), and that the EU will undermine US attempts to isolate China…would you be interested in what this means for your firm?”

Acclaimed for his bold prediction that Europe’s turn to austerity would end badly (it did) and then predicting (very early) both Donald Trump’s victory and Brexit, Brown University professor Mark Blyth continues to pinpoint the key forces that shape our economic futures. Renowned for making complex topics understandable and refreshingly entertaining, Blyth energizes audiences with his sharp Scottish wit and brilliant insights into what’s to come.

Professor Blyth is the William R. Rhodes ’57 Professor of International Economics and Professor of Political Science and currently serves as Director of the William R. Rhodes Center for International Economics and Finance at Brown University. His books include Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea, which was translated into 16 languages and won numerous awards, Angrynomics, (with Eric Lonergan) a dialog on why our politics got so angry and what to do about it. He has two forthcoming books in 2024, Inflation: A Guide for Losers and Users, and Precipice: 2025, Carbon Politics and the End of American Power.

Professor Blyth’s ability to break down and clarify complex issues has made him a popular choice for investor conferences, trade associations, client conferences, executive briefings or any group looking to gain a better understanding of the intertwined future of the economy and politics. He is known for working collaboratively with clients to tailor his presentations to their interests, and most of all, for keeping audiences engaged and entertained. As one client glowingly wrote, "His humor and the way he put forward his views were just amazing. All were just glued to their seats and it was a very enriching learning session."


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