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David Bartlett
Economic advisor


Biography

David Bartlett, RSM 's economic advisor has over ten years' experience of consulting, researching and teaching on international corporate strategy.

He specialises in international growth, global manufacturing, foreign sourcing and distribution and corporate risk management. Internationally recognised as an authority on financial sector development in Eastern Europe and the Soviet successor states, David is the author of a prize-winning book on the Hungarian transition and numerous articles on corporate strategy, international trade and investment and global finance.

 

David is:

Executive in Residence
Director of Global and Strategic Projects
Kogod School of Business
American University
Washington, D.C.

Publications

Blockchain: The technology too powerful to ignore

14 March 2018
The potential applications of blockchain technology are numerous, but the technology is complex and difficult to wield. Indeed, truly taking advantage of blockchain not only requires businesses to adapt existing business models, but to reimagine them from scratch.

Transatlantic data flows: data privacy and the global digital economy

16 January 2018
North America and Europe generate approximately 75 per cent of digital content for Internet users worldwide.  Amid weak GDP growth worldwide and flattening of traditional foreign trade and investment, international digital exchanges are rapidly growing.  The challenge is how governance structures can be formed that reconcile 'public welfare' and 'individual privacy'.

The Renegotiation of NAFTA

3 August 2017
The renegotiation of NAFTA promises to be a highly contentious affair, with the two smaller members poised to resist efforts by their larger neighbour to craft regional trade rules hewing to Trump’s “America First” project.

Big data and the middle market

13 December 2016
This article explores the use of Big Data by middle market businesses, whose adoption of these new technologies lags behind that of other sectors of the international business community. 

The challenges of China

28 October 2016
An article by David Bartlett, RSM's Economic Adviser. Foreign middle market businesses surveying the Chinese market in 2016 will encounter a more challenging environment than the one multinational corporations faced during the early years of China’s global economic opening.

The Internet of Things

16 August 2016
An article by David Bartlett, RSM's Economic Adviser. The Internet of Things offers great promise as a truly disruptive technology with strong international commercial potential. This article examines the global landscape of IoT, focusing on technology applications in key industries.

Global trends in renewable energy

11 May 2016
Historically, the incremental development and high costs of renewable energy discouraged the rapid expansion of that industry. But recent shifts in the commercial and technological landscape signal a transformative moment for renewable energy, which now presents a credible challenge to fossil fuels in the competition for global investment.

Global economic review 2015/16: a new mediocre?

4 January 2016
In October 2015, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its semi-annual World Economic Outlook. The IMF forecasts global economic output to grow by 3.6 percent in 2016, an improvement over world GDP growth rates in 2014 (3.4 percent) and 2015 (3.1 percent).