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Ira Kalish


Chief Global Economist
Dr. Ira Kalish is Director of Global Economics at Deloitte Research. He is an expert on global economic issues as well as the effects of economic, demographic, and social trends on the global business environment. He has written reports on the economies of Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, China, Japan, Mexico, and South America.

He has also written extensively on global consumer markets. In addition, he has authored over 150 articles and reports on economic and consumer trends around the world. Among Dr. Kalish’s recent publications were Global Economic Outlook 2010; Global Powers of Retailing 2009; China and India: Comparing the World’s Hottest Consumer Markets; China and India: The Reality Beyond the Hype, and China’s Consumer Market: Opportunities and Risks.

Prior to his work at Deloitte, Dr. Kalish was Chief Economist at Retail Forward, a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Vice President at Bankers Trust Corporation, Corporate Economist at the Eastman Kodak Company, and Researcher at the Institute for International Economics. Dr. Kalish holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Vassar College and a PhD in international economics from Johns Hopkins University.

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Monday Jan 14
2:15 - 3:00 PM
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