Dr. Robert J. Shapiro, Ph.D., Associate

Dr. Robert J. Shapiro, Ph.D., AssociateDr. Shapiro provides advice and analysis to senior executives and officials of U.S. and foreign businesses, governments and non-profits. Among those he has advised are U.S. President Bill Clinton, British Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, Amgen, AT&T, Fujitsu, Google, NASDAQ, New York Life, Oracle, the American Public Transportation Association, the Private Equity Council, the CEO Tech Council and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He is also a senior policy fellow of the Georgetown University Center for Business, director of the Globalization Center at NDN, chair of the U.S. Climate Task Force, co-chair of American Task Force Argentina and a director of the Ax:son-Johnson Foundation in Sweden.

Dr. Shapiro was the Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs from 1997 to 2001, responsible for directing the U.S. Commerce Department’s economic policy and overseeing the Nation’s major statistical agencies. He was also co-founder and vice president of the Progressive Policy Institute and the Progressive Foundation. He was principal economic advisor to Bill Clinton in his 1991-1992 campaign and a senior economic advisor to Vice President Albert Gore and Senator John Kerry in their presidential campaigns. In 2008, he advised the U.S. presidential campaign and transition of Barack Obama. Other positions include those as legislative director and economic counsel to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan; associate editor of U.S. News & World Report; and fellowships at Harvard University, the Brookings Institution and the National Bureau of Economic Research. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from Harvard University, a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an A.B. from the University of Chicago. Dr. Shapiro is widely published in scholarly and popular journals, and most recently is author of Futurecast: How Superpowers, Populations and Globalization Will Change the Way You Live and Work (St. Martin’s Press, 2008).