“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
Acclaimed for his stunning early predictions of Donald Trump’s victory and Brexit and for identifying the phenomenon that he named “Global Trumpism,” Brown University professor Mark Blyth energizes audiences with his sharp Scottish candor and no-nonsense insights into the interconnected impacts of global politics, economics and markets. Blyth’s ability to break down and clarify high-level financial and political issues for diverse audiences has made him a popular keynote for groups ranging from international investor conferences to trade associations.
Mark Blyth currently serves as the Eastman Professor of Political Economy at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University. Blyth also recently became the Director of the William R. Rhodes Center at Brown University. His research focuses upon the causes of stability and change in the economy and “why people continue to believe stupid economic ideas despite buckets of evidence to the contrary.” Professor Blyth has authored several books, most recently Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea and The Future of the Euro. Austerity, which has been translated into 16 languages, won numerous awards, and the attention of Paul Krugman and Lawrence Summers.
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.