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David Hale

author Image David Hale is a macroeconomist and chairman of David Hale Global Economics, Inc.

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Areas of Expertise: macroeconomics, geopolitics, global economics, central banking, the Federal Reserve, trade, resources, energy, Africa, China, Japan, foreign exchange issues.

Website: davidhaleweb.com

Books: (with Lyric Hughes Hale) “What’s Next? Unconventional Wisdom on the Future of the World Economy” (Yale University Press, 2011)


David Hale is a Chicago-based macroeconomist and the chairman of David Hale Global Economics, Inc. The firm's clients include asset management companies worldwide. He was formerly chief economist for Kemper Financial Services, which he joined in 1977, and was named global chief economist for Zurich Financial Services when Zurich purchased Kemper in 1995. He advised the group's fund management and insurance operations on both the economic outlook and a wide range of public policy issues until 2002, when he founded his own consultancy. With his wife, Lyric Hughes Hale, he is the co-author of “What’s Next? Unconventional Wisdom on the Future of the World Economy” (Yale University Press, 2011).

Hale holds a B.Sc. degree in international economic affairs from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and an M.Sc. degree in economics from the London School of Economics. In 1990, the New York chapter of the National Association of Business Economists conferred upon Hale the annual William F. Butler Award for distinction as a business economist.

Hale is a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the competitive Markets Advisory Council of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group). He is a world-renowned speaker and writes on a broad range of economic topics. His articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, and numerous other publications.

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  1. Portfolio Strategies »

    The Rationale for Investing in Emerging Markets

    Emerging market countries account for about 36% of global GDP, are experiencing faster growth and offer diversification benefits.

    July 2012 | Journal