Bernard Baumohl

Bernard Baumohl is chief global economist at The Economic Outlook Group. He is well known for being ahead of the curve in assessing the direction of the U.S. and world economy. Mr. Baumohl began his career as an analyst with the Council on Foreign Relations, a think tank specializing in international affairs and national security. He later served as an economist at European American Bank with responsibilities to monitor the global economy and develop forecasts. Mr. Baumohl was also an award-winning economics reporter with TIME magazine who covered the White House, Federal Reserve and Wall Street.

Apart from his role as chief global economist, Mr. Baumohl is on the faculty of the New York Institute of Finance and conducts seminars in the U.S. and abroad on how forward-looking economic indicators can help business leaders better foresee turning points in the economy. He has also lectured at New York University and Duke University, and served as a commentator on TV's Nightly Business Report.

A sought after international speaker, Mr. Baumohl has been recognized for his forecasting accuracy. His economic and geopolitical projections are frequently cited in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, Business Week, and the Financial Times.

Mr. Baumohl is author of The Secrets of Economic Indicators: Hidden Clues to Future Economic Trends and Investment Opportunities (Pearson Education). The best-selling book is in its 3rd edition and has been translated into several languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Russian, and German.

He is also a recipient of the John Hancock Award for Excellence in Financial Journalism, and is a member of the National Association for Business Economics and the American Economic Association. Mr. Baumohl holds an M.A. from Columbia University's School of International Affairs.

Speaking topics

What is the outlook for the US and international economy?

Using both facts and humor, Mr. Baumohl lays out the road ahead for the U.S. and international economy. His comments touch on the outlook for consumer and business spending, jobs, inflation, and interest rates. His analysis also includes the turbulent geopolitical climate in Europe, China, the Middle East, and Latin America. By tracking economic and international political trends, Mr. Baumohl has been out front assessing the direction of the economy and global events.

Geopolitical Risks: Where is the world headed?

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Rarely have business leaders and investors confronted so much uncertainty about the future. Simply put, we live in a crisis-prone global economy. There is political paralysis in Washington, economic distress in Europe, dangerous conflicts in the Middle East, and rising tensions in Asia. You can almost hear the geopolitical pot boiling furiously. Yet the sobering fact is corporate managers and investors still need to make decisions --- and be able to justify them. Mr. Baumohl tackles all the key issues: Which shocks are most likely to erupt in the future? What implications will they have for the economy? How can you protect your business and personal investments with so many global storms brewing?

Seminar: See how leading economic indicators can keep you ahead of the business cycle!

Do not be caught by surprise. Learn how to locate and analyze the best leading indicators in real time so you can better anticipate where the economy is headed in the business cycle. By tracking forward-looking economic data points, decision makers can prepare well in advance for changes in consumer and business spending, interest rates, employment trends and foreign economic activity. You do not need a PhD in economics or statistics to benefit from this presentation. It is held in plain, non-technical, English and can be of interest to those in manufacturing, retailing, tourism, advertising, transportation, human resources and money management.

If you would like to schedule Mr. Baumohl to speak on the U.S. and international economic outlook, please contact us directly (609-529-1300), or Derek Sweeney of The Sweeney Agency (866-727-7555). To arrange a private seminar on identifying and using the best predictive economic indicators, please email:

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