Todd G. Buchholz is an economist and financial markets expert who has served as a White House director of economic policy and managing director of the eminent Tiger hedge fund, where he helped lead the macroeconomic team’s investments in global bonds and foreign exchange. In the White House of President GHW Bush, Buchholz managed presidential briefings by the Federal Reserve chairman; coordinated decision-making in tax, energy, real estate, and banking; and composed decision memos for the President on fiscal, financial and technology regulatory policy.
Buchholz was the founding president of the G7 Group, and has served as a consultant to central banks throughout the world, including the Bundesbank and Bank of England, as well as investment banks such as Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, and HSBC, where he managed a bond and foreign exchange portfolio. He has debated fiscal and monetary policy with Joseph Stiglitz, Austan Goolsbee, Alice Rivlin, and Roger Altman.
Harvard Department of Economics awarded Buchholz the Allyn Young Teaching Prize, and he served as a Fellow at Cambridge University in 2009, where he presented a lecture series on macroeconomic policy. Buchholz holds advanced degrees in economics and law from Cambridge University and Harvard and was awarded the Harry S Truman Scholarship. He was named “One of the Top 21 Speakers of the 21st Century” by Successful Meetings magazine and has delivered keynote presentations at the U.K. Parliament, the White House library, U.S. Treasury, and the Abu Dhabi and Mexico City stock exchanges, as well CFA societies throughout the world.
Buchholz has contributed commentaries on finance and trade to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, and professional articles to the Brookings Institution’s Policy Matters, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, IMF Finance & Development; Journal of Law & Religion; Review of Economic Conditions (Italy), et al.
His books have been translated into a dozen languages. New Ideas from Dead Economist featuring a foreword by former CEA Chair Martin Feldstein, is listed as a “classic” by the American Economic Association and appeared on the recommended reading list of Goldman Sachs, as well as the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq. The Price of Prosperity is praised by such diverse voices as Alan Blinder, Lawrence Summers, Glenn Hubbard, and Michael Boskin, and was named a “must-read” by The Wall Street Journal.
Buchholz’s other books include Rush, named a top ten book in the social sciences by Publishers Weekly; New Ideas from Dead CEOs; From Here to Economy; Market Shock; and Bringing the Jobs Home. Buchholz has appeared on the BBC, PBS, and other major television networks. He hosted his own special on CNBC and is the only person to guest-host CNBC’s Squawk Box show two days in a row.
Buchholz is a founding producer of Jersey Boys on Broadway, and holds engineering and design patents. He is the co-founder of Sproglit, LLC, which develops educational software to teach mathematics to children. Sproglit’s games are based on Buchholz’s invention, the Math Arrow, a mathematical matrix that has been called “ingenious” by Martin Cooper, inventor of the cellphone, and “exciting” by Joel Klein, former Chancellor of New York City Schools.