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The Lavin Agency Speakers Bureau

A speakers bureau that represents the best original thinkers,
writers, and doers for speaking engagements.

Economics

The economy—and its relationship to your business—is an important but often deeply misunderstood topic. Our economics speakers offer sophistication, personality, and much-needed clarity.

14 Economics
Speakers

George Packer

Bestselling author of The Unwinding and Last Best Hope | The Atlantic staff writer

The passion for equality is the "hidden code" that will drive us toward a unified America.

Derek Thompson

Host of Plain English | Bestselling author of Hit Makers and On Work | Staff writer at The Atlantic

The nature of work is evolving—now is the time to embrace it and equip yourself with the knowledge to thrive well into the future.

Randall Lane

Chief Content Officer of Forbes Magazine

Endless disruption has led to faster innovations, better approaches, bigger opportunities.

Douglas Rushkoff

One of the World's 10 Most Influential Intellectuals (MIT) | Bestselling Author of Team Human, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus, Present Shock, and Survival of the Richest

We can be fully human in a world of technology.

Heather McGhee

Author of New York Times Bestseller The Sum of Us

Racism has a cost for everyone—but there are ways we can prosper together.

John List

Economics Professor at the University of Chicago | Author of The Voltage Effect

Data is human: when we understand how people behave, we'll give our good ideas the voltage to be great.

Michael Casey

Chief Content Officer at CoinDesk | MIT Media Advisor | Author of The Age of Cryptocurrency and Our Biggest Fight

The internet as we know it is broken. But we can still take it back—and turn it into a system that serves us all.

Daron Acemoglu

3rd Most Cited Economist in the World | MIT Institute Professor | Bestselling co-author of Why Nations Fail and Power and Progress

Technology is moving faster than ever before. If we take hold of it right now, we can use it to build a more just and democratic world.

James Robinson

Famed Economist and Political Scientist | Co-author of Why Nations Fail

A nation's prosperity relies on its institutions: the more inclusive, the better.

Matt Taibbi

New York Times bestselling author of Hate, Inc., Insane Clown President and The Divide | Rolling Stone Writer

We can counter the spread of misinformation in a post-truth era—if we’re smart about it.

Ajay Agrawal

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Expert | Founder of the Creative Destruction Lab | Bestselling Co-Author of Prediction Machines and Power and Prediction

Being second in the AI race isn’t good enough. You have to get ahead now to gain a sustained edge over the competition.

Shivani Siroya

Founder and CEO of Tala

Radical trust is the currency driving the future of our financial institutions.

Ian Bremmer

Creator of The Wall Street Global Political Risk Index

To lead in a rapidly evolving world, we must embrace geopolitical risks and opportunities.