Zachary Karabell

Dr. Zachary Karabell is President of River Twice Research, where he analyzes economic and political trends.  He is also a Senior Advisor for Business for Social Responsibility. Previously, he was Executive Vice President, Head of Marketing and Chief Economist at Fred Alger Management, as well as Portfolio Manager of the China-US Growth Fund, which won both a Lipper Award for top performance and a 5-star designation from Morningstar.

Educated at Columbia, Oxford, and Harvard, where he received his Ph.D., he is the author of several books, including Superfusion:  How China and America Became One Economy and Why the World’s Prosperity Depends On It, A Visionary Nation: Four Centuries of American Dreams and What Lies Ahead, The Last Campaign: How Harry Truman Won the 1948 Election, and Peace Be Upon You: The Story of Muslim, Christian and Jewish Coexistence. 

In 2003, the World Economic Forum designated Dr. Karabell a “Global Leader for Tomorow.”  He sits on the board of the World Policy Institute and the New America Foundation, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  Dr. Karabell is a regular commentator on national news programs, such as CNBC, CNN and Fox News, and a contributor to such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and Foreign Affairs.