Mark Blyth

Expert in the economics & politics of the US & Europe, especially their banks and other disasters-in-waiting

Blyth distinguishes himself on the speaking circuit with an ability to break down complex, financial and political issues with clarity and wit. He can strip away all the complexity and tell it like it is in a uniquely and humorously Scottish way. Blyth brings the audience along with him on his talks, clarifying the absurd and calling out the ridiculous.

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Mark Blyth

“Mark is able to convey extremely complex economic ideas and concepts in terms which even the most generalist members of an audience can easily comprehend. Economics is littered with highly intelligent academics whose speaking style is dull or opaque. Mark Blyth is a rare exception to this norm - his first rate intellect is married to an exceptionally articulate and charismatic speaking style that grips an audiences attention.” - David Stewart, Global ARC

Noted author and expert on the politics and economics of modern Europe and the USA, Blyth regularly speaks to diverse global audiences including the US Navy, varied financial markets conferences, in house talks to finance firms, as well as literary festivals, and even comedy festivals. In addition to keynote speeches, he is a sought after moderator and live interviewer for notable figures such as Tony Blair, Gerhard Schroeder and most recently, the ex-Greek Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis.

Blyth has previously been a chef, a funk bass player, and a stand-up comedian. Blyth lifts panels with the unique combination of a wry sense of humor and in depth knowledge.

      Global Macroeconomics and politics
      Money and Monetary Policy
      Economic History
      The Politics of Economic Ideas
      Financial Markets and Economic Policy
      The Future of the Euro and the Dollar

"We at the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) have been extremely pleased with Mark Blyth’s participation at our flagship annual event – the Global Financial Markets Forum. Mark has played a core role within the main plenary sessions at this forum for the last three years, either as a speaker or moderator, and has been extremely well received by the audience and senior management of the Bank. His insights into key European issues, the political economy, and of course his natural wit and humour have contributed to the success of the event. Most recently, he interviewed Yanis Varoufakis (Former Minister of Finance for Greece) on stage at the 2016 forum and this session was one of the true highlights of the gathering! His insights really do add value!" - Chavan Bhogaita, Managing Director and Global Head of Market Insights & Strategy, Global Markets, National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD)

"Mark Blyth impressed the audience at the CLSA Investors’ Forum with his foresight, intelligence, and energy – so much that we did something we almost never do: we invited him back the following year." – Grace Hung, Director of Strategic Initiatives, CLSA Americas LLC

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