Ian Bremmer is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm started in 1998. Today, the company has offices in New York, Washington, and London, as well as a network of experts and resources around the world. Eurasia Group provides financial, corporate, and government clients with information and insight on how political developments move markets.
Bremmer created Wall Street's first global political risk index, and has authored several books, including the national bestseller "The End of the Free Market: Who Wins the War Between States and Corporations?" which details the new global phenomenon of state capitalism and its geopolitical implications. He also wrote "The J Curve: A New Way to Understand Why Nations Rise and Fall," which was selected by The Economist as one of the best books of 2006, and "The Fat Tail: The Power of Political Knowledge for Strategic Investing." Bremmer is a contributor for the Wall Street Journal and writes "The Call" blog on ForeignPolicy.com; he has also published articles in the Washington Post, the New York Times, Newsweek, Harvard Business Review, and Foreign Affairs. He is a panelist for CNN International's "Connect the World" and appears regularly on CNBC, Fox News Channel, National Public Radio, and other networks.
Bremmer has a PhD in political science from Stanford University (1994), and was the youngest-ever national fellow at the Hoover Institution. He presently teaches at Columbia University, and has held faculty positions at the EastWest Institute and the World Policy Institute. In 2007, he was named a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. His analysis focuses on global macro political trends and emerging markets, which he defines as "those countries where politics matter at least as much as economics for market outcomes."
Bremmer grew up in Boston, and now lives in New York and Washington, DC.