Keep up-to-date on macroeconomic analysis and predictions from present and alumni GPEC speakers! We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of our faculty’s most popular books for your conference preparations.

Gavin Serkin

Founder & Managing Editor, Frontier Funds; Author of Frontier ~ Exploring the Top Ten Emerging Markets of Tomorrow

Gavin Serkin’s Frontier: Exploring the Top Ten Emerging Markets of Tomorrow (2015) helps investors successfully navigate markets that are yet to “emerge,” with expert advice on spotting opportunities and minimising risks. With first-hand insights into frontier markets as we travel with big-name fund managers from Mark Mobius to Morgan Stanley, this practical guide ranks countries, stocks and bonds on a five- to ten-year horizon to steer investors toward the most promising destinations.

Roger Leeds

Director of the Center for International Business and Public Policy, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and Founding Chairman, EMPEA

Roger Leeds’s Private Equity Investing in Emerging Markets (2015) illustrates how private equity is a tool uniquely suited to strengthening the value and performance of businesses in emerging market countries. Leeds recommends specific actions by key stakeholders that would strengthen the future of private equity in such markets.

Alan Greenspan

Economist and Former Chairman, Federal Reserve of the United States

Greenspan’s latest book The Map and the Territory: Risk, Human Nature, and the Future of Forecasting (2013) rethinks our forecasting conceptual grid,
questioning previously fundamental models concerning risk management and economic prediction. Greenspan is the author of five books, including The Age of Turbulence.

Ruchir Sharma

Head of Emerging Markets and Global Macro, Morgan Stanley; Author, Breakout Nations

Sharma’s international bestseller Breakout Nation: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles (2012) offers a captivating picture of the shifting balance of global economic power within emerging nations.

Vali Nasr

Dean, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies; Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; and Author, The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat

Vali Nasr’s 2013 book The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat reveals how the specter of terrorism and the new administration’s fear of political backlash crippled diplomatic efforts to boost America’s foundering credibility while ignoring the true economic threats: China and Russia.

Jerome Booth

Chief Executive, New Sparta Limited and Former Head of Research, Ashmore Group

Booth’s recent book Emerging Markets in an Upside Down World: Challenging Perceptions in Asset Allocation and Investment (2014) uses emerging markets to critique traditional finance theory and investment policy.

George Magnus

Senior Economic Adviser, UBS Investment Bank; Author, Uprising: Will Emerging Markets Shape or Shake the World Economy?

George Magnus’ book Uprising: Will Emerging Markets Shape or Shake the World Economy looks at the the world economy in the wake of the most
destructive financial crisis since the 1930s, and asks if the consensus view about the shift in global power to emerging markets, particularly as it concerns China, is as robust as it thinks it is.

James G. Rickards

Senior Managing Director, Tangent Capital Partners LLC & Author of Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis

Rickards latest book The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System (2014) predicts that another large-scale economic collapse is rapidly approaching — and explains why this time, nothing less than the institution of money itself is at risk.



Yifu, a prolific writer, has recently authored Against the Consensus: Reflections on the Great Recession (2013). The book argues that conventional theories provide inadequate solutions to explaining the
most recent economic crisis, suggesting that the crisis and the global imbalances both originated with the excess liquidity created by US financial deregulation and loose monetary policy.



Mallaby’s 2010 book More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite tells the inside story of hedge funds, from their origins in the 1960s to their role in the financial crises of 2007 to 2009.