Jeffrey Garten

Juan Trippe Professor in the Practice of International Trade, Finance, and Business at Yale School of Management

Jeffrey Garten is the Juan Trippe Professor in the Practice of International Trade, Finance, and Business at Yale School of Management, having been Dean of the School from November 1995 to June 2005. Prior to that he was Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade, 1993-1995, having spent 13 years on Wall Street previously. As a Managing Director of Lehman Brothers, he specialised in debt restructuring in Latin America, built up Lehman's investment banking business in Asia, and restructured some of the world's largest shipping companies in Hong Kong. Later he worked on mergers and acquisitions for The Blackstone Group.

From 1997-2005 he wrote a monthly column for BusinessWeek on major challenges facing global business leaders, and he now writes a monthly column for Newsweek International. His articles have also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, and the Harvard Business Review. He is on the Corporate Boards of Directors of Aetna Corporation, CarMax, Inc. and Credit Suisse Asset Management, and on the Advisory Boards of Toyota Motor Corporation, International Advisory Board, and The Chicago Climate Exchange. His PhD is from Johns Hopkins University and his most recent book is The Politics of Fortune: A New Agenda for Business Leaders, Harvard Business School Press, November 2002.

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  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey