David Hale is a Chicago-based global economist whose clients include investment management firms, major hedge funds, and multinational companies. He writes on a broad range of economic subjects and his articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the New York Times, The Harvard Business Review, and other publications. He lectures worldwide to groups including the World Economic Forum, the Fortune Global CEO Conference, and the National Association of governors. He has frequently testified before Congressional committees on domestic and international economic policy issues and does briefings for senior officials in the executive branch, including President Bush. He has also been a consultant to the U.S Department of Defense on how changes in the global economy are affecting U.S security relationships. Hale is a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority as well as a variety of government and private-sector economic policy research groups in Washington, Tokyo, and Berlin. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in both New York and Chicago, and is a long-time member of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue. In his recently published book, What's Next? Unconventional Wisdom on the Future of the Global Economy, David Hale and Lyric Hughes Hale look at the viewpoints of top economic experts as they comment on major world economies and predict how each will fare over the next few years.