Daniel Altman is the author of Outrageous Fortunes: The Twelve Surprising Trends That Will Reshape the Global Economy, Connected: 24 Hours in the Global Economy, Power in Numbers (with Philippe Douste-Blazy), and Neoconomy. He is Director of Thought Leadership at Dalberg Global Development Advisors and the founder and president of North Yard Economics, a not-for-profit consulting firm serving developing countries. He previously wrote economics columns for The Economist, the International Herald Tribune, and The New York Times and currently teaches at New York University's Stern School of Business. He lives in New York City.
The Latest Global Economic Minute: Russia
While a few wealthy Russians zoom along Moscow’s highways in their luxury sedans, many others are nostalgic for the days before the Iron Curtain fell. At the very least, differences in incomes weren’t as stark or, at least, as noticeable. And that’s the subject of this week’s video: Can Russia make sure that more than a few people profit from its fast-growing wealth?Share This
Where are you from?
Hamden, CT. I am proud to be a product of the Hamden public schools.
Who are your favorite writers?
Yasunari Kawabata, Ivan Turgenev, and Virgil
Which book/books have had the biggest influence on your writing?
I have no idea. I don't emulate any particular style in non-fiction. I mostly read fiction.
What are your hobbies and outside interests?
Playing soccer, cooking, and listening to new music.
What is the single best piece of advice anyone ever gave you?
I have a piece of advice that I formulated myself from experience: Go where you're wanted.
What is the question most commonly asked by your readers? What is the answer?
"So, what is the future of the global economy?" "Different."
What inspired you to write your first book?
I saw a sea change in economic policy occurring in a stealthy way, under the public's nose.
Where do you write?
When possible, on the coast of Uruguay.