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Jeffrey Garten - Professor at the Yale School of Management & Former Undersecretary of Commerce

Biography

JEFFREY E. GARTEN WAS DEAN OF THE SCHOOL FROM NOVEMBER 1995 TO JUNE 2005 and has been teaching at the school since he stepped down. Prior to serving as dean, he was undersecretary of commerce for international trade, 1993-1995, where he focused on trade and investment negotiations and policy towards big emerging markets—particularly China, India, and Brazil. Before government service he spent 13 years on Wall Street. As a managing director of Lehman Brothers, he specialized in debt restructuring in Latin America, built up Lehman's investment banking business in Asia, and restructured some of the world's largest shipping companies in Hong Kong. Later he worked on mergers and acquisitions for the Blackstone Group. From 1997-2005 he wrote a monthly column for BusinessWeek on major challenges facing global business leaders. His articles have also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, and the Harvard Business Review.

Yale School of Management
Dean Emeritus

Jeffrey E. Garten was dean of the school from November 1995 to June 2005 and has been teaching at the school since he stepped down. Prior to serving as dean, he was undersecretary of commerce for international trade, 1993-1995, where he focused on trade and investment negotiations and policy towards big emerging markets—particularly China, India, and Brazil. Before government service he spent 13 years on Wall Street. As a managing director of Lehman Brothers, he specialized in debt restructuring in Latin America, built up Lehman''s investment banking business in Asia, and restructured some of the world''s largest shipping companies in Hong Kong. Later he worked on mergers and acquisitions for the Blackstone Group. From 1997-2005 he wrote a monthly column for BusinessWeek on major challenges facing global business leaders. His articles have also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, and the Harvard Business Review.

EDUCATION

  • PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 1980
  • MA, Johns Hopkins University, 1972
  • BA, Dartmouth College, 1968

SELECTED BOOKS

  • From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives Jeffrey E. Garten Harper Collins March 2016
  • The Politics of Fortune: A New Agenda for Business Leaders Jeffrey E. Garten Harvard Business School Press 2002
  • The Mind of the CEO Jeffrey E. Garten Perseus/Basic Books 2001
  • The Big Ten: Big Emerging Markets and How They Will Change Our Lives Jeffrey E. Garten 1997
  • A Cold Peace: America, Japan, Germany, and the Struggle for Supremacy Jeffrey E. Garten Times Books 1992

SELECTED ARTICLES

  • This is How Brexit Could Be Good For the World Jeffrey E. Garten Time June 2016
  • It’s the Global Economy, Stupid Jeffrey E. Garten Time 2016
  • Business Loses on Super Tuesday Jeffrey E. Garten Fortune (online format) 2016
  • How Leaders Can Really Change the World Jeffrey E. Garten Fortune (online format) 2016
  • Why Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are Half Right About Trade Jeffrey E. Garten Fortune (online format) 2016

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