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Milton Ezrati to Speak at Wilson Lecture in Business Economics

Former senior economist and market strategist to speak on Oct. 5, at The College of Wooster

27 September, 2016 by Sarah Stanley

WOOSTER, Ohio — Milton Ezrati, former senior economist and market strategist at Lord Abbett Funds, will present “Thirty Tomorrows: Demographics, Globalization, and How We Will Live" at the next James R. Wilson Lecture in Business Economics on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at The College of Wooster. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Wilson Governance Room of the Scot Center (1267 Beall Ave.).

Ezrati joined Lord Abbett, an independent investment firm with $130.3 billion in assets, in 2000 as a senior economist and market strategist, and was named a partner in 2004. He retired from Lord Abbett in 2015. Prior to joining Lord Abbett, Ezrati was chief investment officer at Nomura Capital Management. Ezrati received his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and master’s degree from the University of Birmingham in England. Additionally, Ezrati is a frequent commentator in the media on financial markets and economics appearing on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and Fox Business, and has been quoted in a variety of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and Financial Times.

Ezrati is the author of “Thirty Tomorrows: The Next Three Decades of Globalization Demographics and How We Will Live” and “Kawari,” in which he discusses the economic and cultural transformation of Japan, following the country's recession in the 1990’s. He is an affiliate of the Center on Human Capital and Economic Growth in the department of economics at the State University of New York at Buffalo and has lectured at New York University and the Fletcher School at Tufts University.

The James R. Wilson Lecture Series in Business Economics brings business and financial leaders to Wooster's campus to share their insights with students, faculty, and the broader community. The series is supported by the James R. Wilson Fund for Business Economics, which was established in 2001 through a gift from James and Linda Wilson. Previous speakers in the Wilson Lecture Series include Walter Bettinger, President and CEO of The Charles Schwab Corporation; Howard Putnam, CEO of Southwest Airlines; Donald Kohn ‘64, vice chairman of the Federal Reserve; Michelle Stacy, former president of Keurig, Inc.; Marshall Larsen, CEO of Goodrich; and Craig Barrett, CEO of Intel.

Additional information about the lecture is available by phone (330-263-2302) or email.