The Rise and Fall of Nations

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Ruchir Sharma

Head of Emerging Markets and Chief Global Strategist, Morgan Stanley Investment Management

February 15th, 2017 at 1pm at the New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street, Between Fifth and Sixth Avenues

Ruchir Sharma is Head of Emerging Markets and Chief Global Strategist at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, where he oversees a team that is responsible for $20 billion in assets. Each month, he typically spends a week in a different emerging market, meeting with locals, leading politicians, central bankers, CEOs and investors. His global travels and high-level access provide insight and analysis for Sharma’s best-selling books.  He was included in Bloomberg Markets' 2015 list of the 50 Most Influential people.

Sharma is well known for his 2012 international bestseller, Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles, which focuses on the rise of Brazil, Russia, India and China. His latest bookThe Rise and Fall of Nations: Forces of Change in the Post-Crisis World, was published in June 2016. Narrowing the thousands of factors that can shape a country’s fortunes to ten clear rules, Sharma explains how to spot political, economic, and social changes, and he shows how to read political headlines, black markets, the price of onions, and billionaire rankings as signals of booms, busts, and protests. Fareed Zakaria has called this book “quite simply the best guide to the global economy today.”

Sharma started writing at the age of 17 for India’s largest economic daily, The Economic Times, and is now a frequent contributor to the op-ed pages of The Wall Street JournalThe Financial Times and The Times of India. His essays have also appeared in Foreign AffairsTimeThe New York TimesForeign PolicyForbes and Bloomberg View. For much of the last decade he had been a contributing editor at Newsweek, where he wrote columns and cover stories.