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Gernot Wagner is Lead Senior Economist at the Environmental Defense Fund and co-author of Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet. He is fiercely engaged with turning the engines of prosperity toward a stable climate. For audiences ranging from technologists to the general public, Gernot brings his fresh, lively vision to the issue of climate change and offering economically-sound, actionable solutions to what is arguably the most important issue of our time.

The World Economic Forum has officially announced that Don Tapscott will join them as a Senior Adviser focusing on The Global Agenda Platform. Read Tapscott's article, “Why I'm joining the World Economic Forum” here.

Alvin Roth is a world-renowned expert on market design and game theory. He is a rarity among economists — his mission throughout his career has been to apply economic theory to real-world, real-life problems. He has been wildly successful, pioneering new ways to use game theory to redesign previously ineffective, complex markets. Honoured by the Nobel Committee for his work in stable allocations and the practice of market design, Dr. Roth is a compelling speaker for any industry providing audiences with new and compelling insights into the hidden behaviours of their own marketplaces.

Known around the globe for his innovative, employee-centric management style, Ricardo Semler is a true visionary. In his recent TEDGlobal talk, Ricardo describes his radical form of business from rethinking board meetings to vacation days. “It’s a vision that rewards the wisdom of workers, promotes work-life balance — and leads to some deep insight on what work, and life, is really all about.” Ricardo takes this approach to rethinking our school system.

Bill Emmott executive produced a new documentary about the crisis facing the European Union. In The Great European Disaster Movie, Bill examines the identity crisis of the current-day Europe and the complex challenges that are mounting against the Union's survival. It is directed by Annalisa Piras and the same team from Bill's previous documentary on the crisis in Italy titled Girlfriend in a Coma. Watch the premiere reactions here. The documentary will air on BBC on 22 Feb.

Martin Wolf's book The Shifts and the Shocks and Atif Mian's book, House of Debt are on the list of Bloomberg BusinessWeeks Best Books of 2014. They are amongst the most-cited selections from the Bloomberg News annual survey, which asked CEOs, investors, current and former policy makers, economists and academics to name their favorite reads in 2014.

July 2015
Paul KrugmanCongo
Mario MontiCongo
Abraham Verghese, M.D.New Zealand
August 2015
Kevin AshtonChina
Emily PillotonDenmark
September 2015
Adam S. PosenNetherlands
Bruce SchneierSweden
Tom KelleySpain
Gillian TettUnited Kingdom
Austin KleonPoland
Paul KrugmanJapan, Australia and Greece
Joi ItoPeru
Juan EnriquezColombia
October 2015
Michael HawleyKorea
Kathleen SebeliusIreland
Gillian TettGermany
Tim HarfordUnited Arab Emirates
Gideon RachmanSingapore
Cathy DavidsonMalaysia
Don TapscottKorea and United Arab Emirates
Jonathan RosenthalSingapore
Kevin AshtonUnited Kingdom and Monaco
John B. TaylorKorea
Paul M. KennedyKorea
Atul Gawande, M.D.United Kingdom
Tom KelleyEcuador
John AuthersAustria
November 2015
Robert ShillerUnited Kingdom
Atul Gawande, M.D.China and India
Paul BloomNetherlands
Kevin AshtonAustralia
Gideon RachmanSingapore
Andrew LippmanUnited Kingdom
Paul KrugmanBrazil
Kenneth CukierChina
Edward L. GlaeserSpain and United Arab Emirates
JB StraubelUnited Kingdom, Korea and Singapore
Jamie HeywoodSwitzerland
Tom KelleyUnited Arab Emirates
Hilary MasonSweden
Chris AndersonKorea
Martin WolfSouth Africa
December 2015
Ezekiel Emanuel, M.D.Australia
February 2016
Roni Zeiger, M.D.Germany
March 2016
J. Bradford DeLongUnited Kingdom
Adam S. PosenGermany
Don Berwick, M.D.England
April 2016
May 2016
Paul KrugmanPortugal
September 2016
Don Berwick, M.D.Singapore