Challenges and opportunities in chaotic economy


[/media-credit] Former White House Director of Economic Policy, Harvard grad and CNBN regular Todd Buchholz visits BYU campus.
He is a former White House Director of Economic Policy, a regular guest on CNBC, a self-proclaimed Costco fan and this Tuesday he will address BYU students.

Todd Buchholz will visit BYU for the Oct. 16. campus forum beginning at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center and address students on “The Challenges and Opportunities in a Chaotic Economy.”

Buchholz, a Harvard and Cambridge graduate, served as a former White House adviser under the George H.W. Bush administration, as well as managing director of the $15 billion Tiger hedge fund. He currently continues to write and publish his own books and is a regular guest on CNBC.

Recognizing the significance of this visit, Dr. Mark Showalter, a BYU professor in the Department of Economics, encouraged students to participate in the forum.

“Students are in for a treat with Tuesday’s forum presentation,” said Showalter. “Todd Buchholz is a lively and engaging speaker with wide-ranging experience.”

Major news publications, including the Associated Press, commended Buchholz on his public speaking and intellectual abilities.

“Buchholz lights up economics with a wickedly sparkling wit,” reported the Associated Press. Successful Meetings Magazine also voted him one of the “21 Best Speakers in the 21st Century.”

In addition to his career in consulting, Buchholz is also well published, covering topics ranging from the controversy of outsourcing jobs, new ideas gleaned from dead CEO’s and even a recent blog post wherein he discussed his support of Costco Wholesales.

According to the Office of the Associate Academic Vice President, Jeffrey Keith, forum speakers are nominated by the community and can be scheduled one to three years out. The board considers all nominations and reviews each nominee, looking for those with excellent speaking skills and those who have made intriguing contributions in their respective fields.

Students are strongly encouraged to attend Tuesday’s forum and to visit Buchholz’ website,, to learn more about his recent publications and blog posts.

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