Vikram Mansharamani

The #1 Voice in Money, Finance, & Global Economics

Bestselling Author of Boombustology

Yale Lecturer

A researcher, academic, prolific author, entrepreneur, and active investor, Dr. Mansharamani is recognized as an authority on geo-politics and geo-economics, and the interplay between the two. His writings have reached millions of readers globally, leading the 500 million member LinkedIn network to list Dr. Mansharamani as their #1 Top Voice in Money, Finance, & Global Economics for both 2015 and 2016. Corporate leaders, government officials, and global investors regularly seek his counsel.


Dr. Mansharamani is an investor and advisor who regularly serves as an advisor to endowments, foundations, sovereign wealth funds, and family offices. He also currently manages an investment partnership for some of his clients and deploys capital on a global basis via a thematic approach. Dr. Mansharamani combines his 20+ years of practical investing experience with his theoretical understanding of complex dynamics to help with asset allocation, investment strategy, security analysis, manager selection, and portfolio management.


Dr. Mansharamani writes about how to manage risk and navigate uncertainty around topics like China, food, the global economy, financial bubbles, and energy. His opinions have been featured in venues including the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, and the Harvard Business Review. He is also a frequent keynote speaker globally, and is also regularly featured on television and radio. He is the author of Boombustology: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst and a contributor to A Force for Good: How Enlightened Finance Can Restore Faith in Capitalism.


He is also a lecturer in Engineering Sciences at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, where he teaches a class on systems thinking. Previously, Dr. Mansharamani was on the faculty at Yale University and taught classes on financial bubbles, economic inequality, and business ethics. He is also a former Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is a graduate of both Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

LinkedIn named Vikram their #1 Top Voice in Money, Finance, & Global Economics for both 2015 and 2016.


The Global Consumption Boom – Why Everything Is About To Change

As the middle-class balloons in emerging nations, a global consumption boom will have an unprecedented impact on food, fuel, precious metals and other commodities. The likely impact on the global standard of living will drive geopolitical and economic uncertainty. Vikram Mansharamani untangles the dynamics and helps audiences think differently about the nature of global prosperity and how it will shape their business.


The End of Cheap Food – A Forecast

Food is emerging as one of the future’s most volatile assets. Shifting political, economic, climatic and societal change all factor into the equation. Vikram Mansharamani shows that the era of cheap food is over and describes the geo-political and geo-economic ramifications—from Wall Street to Pudong. The implications of land grabs, fertilizer availability, climate change, water scarcity, and price-related food (in)security will have profound impact on our world.


The Global Economy – An Unconventional Look

Europe falling apart? China collapsing? Treasury bubble popping? Japan’s economy imploding? Energy dynamics creating geopolitical unrest? Vikram Mansharamani applies his multi-lens approach to help people manage the cross-currents of rapidly-changing global economic, financial and political developments. His customized content incorporates information that’s fresh and relevant.


Spotting Bubbles Before They Burst

Vikram contends the ability to identify financial (and other) bubbles before they burst is easier if you step outside your expertise. Narrow focus can lead to tunnel vision. Instead, look broadly through multiple lenses—to art markets, architecture, popular culture, economics, politics and more. Vikram empowers audiences—assuring them that they don’t need to be an expert to effectively anticipate the future.

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