Zachary Karabell

RiverTwice Research; Former Carnegie Council Trustee

Zachary Karabell is president of RiverTwice Research where he analyzes economic and political trends, and of River Twice Capital Advisors. He is also a senior advisor for Business for Social Responsibility.

Previously, he was executive vice president, head of marketing, and chief economist at Fred Alger Management. Karabell is also a historian, money manager, economist, and commentator for CNBC and MSNBC. His regular column, ""The Edgy Optimist"" appears weekly in Reuters and The Atlantic, and he contributes to various publications such as The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.

Educated at Columbia, Oxford, and Harvard, where he received his Ph.D., Karabell is author of eleven books, including the recently published Superfusion: How China and America Became One Economy and Why the World's Prosperity Depends on It.

Featured Work

L to R: Jiyoung Song, Joshua Eisenman, Zachary Karabell. CREDIT: Amanda Ghanooni, Carnegie Council

NOV 2, 2015 Podcast

American Century, Asian Century, or Nobody's Century?

Is the American century coming to a close, and if so, what's taking its place? Was there ever an American century to begin with? These ...

The Leading Indicators: A Short History of the Numbers That Rule Our World

MAR 16, 2014 Podcast

The Leading Indicators: A Short History of the Numbers That Rule Our World

"By relying so heavily on things like GDP, unemployment, and the suite of statistics that grew up in their wake, we are using a really ...

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JAN 28, 2011 Podcast

Top Risks and Ethical Decisions 2011

In this lively discussion, economist Daniel Altman, political scientist/risk expert Ian Bremmer, and economic and political analyst Zachary Karabell present what each sees as ...

Superfusion: How China and America Became One Economy and Why the World

FEB 2, 2010 Podcast

Superfusion: How China and America Became One Economy and Why the World's Prosperity Depends on It

In a witty and astute talk, Karabell describes and explains what he calls 'superfusion'--how the economies and capital flows of China and the U.S. ...

Zachary Karabell on the US and the Muslim World

APR 13, 2005 Podcast

The United States and the Muslim World Today

Karabell examines some of the most pervasive myths about the Middle East, including those surrounding the U.S. quest for oil, the Israel connection, and ...

Zachary Karabell on the US and the Muslim World

APR 13, 2005 Transcript

The United States and the Muslim World Today

Karabell examines some of the most pervasive myths about the Middle East, including those surrounding the U.S. quest for oil, the Israel connection, and ...