Dr. Horace “Woody” Brock, one of the world’s foremost economists, is the author of the new book, American Gridlock – Why the Right and Left Are Both Wrong, Commonsense 101 Solutions to the Economic Crises. More than 50 leading chief executives, academics, journalists and investors endorsed the book, published in January 2012 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. As the founder and president of Strategic Economic Decisions, a renowned economic think tank, Dr. Brock has spent more than 25 years counseling global corporations and other institutions who benefit from his in-depth analysis of ongoing structural changes in the global economy.
Dr. Brock earned his B.A., M.B.A. and M.S. from Harvard University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University (mathematical economics and political philosophy). He studied under Kenneth J. Arrow, Stanford University, and the late John C. Harsanyi, University of California, Berkeley, both winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics.
As a celebrated public speaker, he is well known for his ability to take complex and counter-intuitive concepts and make them easily comprehensible to a broad range of people. His speaking engagements have included audiences such as the World Economic Forum in Davos, the CIA, The Aspen Institute, board of directors of corporations and banks, high net-worth family offices, private equity groups, and hedge funds. In addition to speaking and authoring SED’s periodic publications and numerous publications in professional journals, Dr. Brock is also the author of a series of Op-Ed pieces in the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune.