International Expert on Capitalism and Free Market Trade

International Expert on Capitalism and Free Market Trade

Consultant, speaker, educator and CEO of Dallas-based W. Michael Cox and Associates, Dr. Cox is an internationally recognized global economist and expert on financial trends. A champion of capitalism as the best economic system in the world, Dr. Cox offers a surprisingly upbeat perspective on the present and future of the global economy, all based on historical financial data and painstaking research.

Dubbed \"The Optimistic Economist,\" Dr. Cox relentlessly battles financial doomsayers and detractors of capitalism with his inspiring keynotes and Pulitzer Prize-nominated book, Myths of Rich and Poor: Why We’re Better Off Than We Think.

Former chief economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Dr. Cox is the director of the Center for Global Markets and Freedom at Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business.

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SIX ECONOMIC THEMES FOR THE DECADE AHEAD

If America's Great Recession made anything clear, it's that the 1982-2007 boom has ended and a new era has begun. In this presentation, Dr. Cox looks at the nation's six main economic drivers and shows how they compare in the decade ahead to times past.

SECOND GREAT PARADIGM SHIFT: OPPORTUNITIES & RISK

With insight and perspective, Dr. Cox reveals that America is going through a second great paradigm shift that will change our future as radically as electricity changed our past.

IS THE NEW ECONOMY DEAD?

After the dotcom bubble burst, many Americans lost faith and wondered if the New Economy was dead. Not by a long shot: the future is just a little behind schedule.

THE IMAGINATION AGE: THE 4TH WAVE OF AMERICAN PROGESS

We've moved from agrarian society to industrial revolution to the Age of Imagination. What does that mean for you and your organization?