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This program will introduce participants to some of the most important concepts in macroeconomics and international economics today. The material will be offered in four sections that form a comprehensive economist's viewpoint: the role that central banks play in the global economy; the forces that drive financial sectors and financial crises; how and why countries trade, and why trade is a source of conflict; and lastly, the considerations that should be part of all international business decisions.

For a more in-depth look at the economic policies and choices of Europe and Asia and the relative success compared to the rest of the world, we will offer an extended version of this program that will take place over three days, Understanding Global Markets: Macroeconomics for Executives (extended), in 2014.

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Many participants attend this program along with Strategy in a Global World.

The program is designed to help executives understand and predict the medium-to long-run performance of economies in order to mitigate risk, develop growth plans, and make investment decisions, both locally and abroad. Participants will leave the program with a better understanding of the global economic environment, and learn to recognize the effects of the economy on their companies, so that their business decisions may be informed and appropriate. The tools and frameworks presented in this program will enable participants to:

  • Understand the nature and behavior of financial crises
  • Learn to interpret financial indicators
  • Recognize economic trends
  • Predict likely actions of central banks and governments
  • Make informed off-shoring decisions
  • Be successful in international investments

Every senior manager needs to understand why economic changes take place and how to interpret them in the context of their own organization. Managers who will benefit from this program the most are:

  • C-level executives of smaller or mid-size companies
  • General managers
  • Business unit managers in multinational companies
  • VPs of finance, operations, human resources, marketing, and sales
  • Strategic planning managers
  • Consultants
07:45 AM - 08:30 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast
08:30 AM - 12:00 PMWelcome and Introduction, The Short Run: The Babysitter
12:00 PM - 01:00 PMLuncheon
01:00 PM - 05:00 PMExternal Sustainability, Day 1 Review and Assignment
05:00 PM - 06:00 PMReception
07:45 AM - 08:30 AMContinental Breakfast
08:30 AM - 10:00 AMDiscussion on Off Shoring Exercise
10:15 AM - 12:00 PMFlexible Exchange Rates: The Central Bank as Babysitter
12:00 PM - 01:00 PMLuncheon
01:00 PM - 04:00 PMFinancial Crisis & Europe

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