John Manzella

A world-recognized speaker, author, and nationally syndicated columnist on global business, trade policy, labor, and the latest economic trends.

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John Manzella is a world-recognized speaker (via keynotes and webinars), author, and nationally syndicated columnist on global business, trade policy, labor, and the latest economic trends.

He's also founder of the ManzellaReport.com, a premier source for global business and economic analysis, and Manzella Trade Communications, a public affairs, publishing and consulting firm.

Additionally, John is Chair of the Upstate New York District Export Council, a position appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Chief Strategy Officer for Ignition Life Solutions, a global enterprise risk management consulting firm, former Executive Director of goTRADE New York, an advocacy coalition sponsored by the Washington, D.C.-based Business Roundtable, and former President and CEO of World Trade Center BN.


 

John's views have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Bloomberg, NPR, Newsday, Houston Chronicle, Denver Post, and other publications in China, Singapore, Mexico, the Middle East, and across the globe.

His books include Global America: Understanding Global and Economic Trends and How To Ensure Competitiveness, Grasping Globalization: It's Impact and Your Corporate Response, and Mexico & NAFTA: The Real Impact, among others.

 
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FEATURED VIDEOS | JOHN MANZELLA

American free-market capitalism has generated the world’s greatest economic growth. Nevertheless, many Americans have been left behind and believe the economy is helping the rich, while hurting the middle class and poor. In turn, support for socialism is climbing. It’s time to work together to improve the system, not abandon it.

Latest Articles From John Manzella

The coronavirus gives Trump an opportunity to correct...
Economy | Tuesday, March 17, 2020

President Trump’s intention to persuade China to play by long-established international trade rules is commendable. But focusing on the U.S. trade deficit with China, and imposing tariffs to eliminate it, has proven ineffective. Now, the coronavirus has given Trump an opportunity to shelve that failed strategy and immediately eliminate tariffs on Chinese imports. This shot in the arm will likely be reciprocated by China, stimulate our economies, and give Trump the opportunity to chart a better course. Let me explain.

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American capitalism: Improve it or lose it in the 2020s
World | Monday, January 13, 2020

In 2019, the U.S. unemployment rate reached record lows while the stock market hit record highs. But not everyone has benefitted. According to a recent report by the Pew Research Center, most Americans believe the economy is helping the rich, while hurting the middle class and poor. What does this mean for the future of U.S. capitalism?

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Don’t destroy what makes America great
U.S. | Thursday, November 14, 2019

When I crossed through Checkpoint Charlie from West Berlin to East Berlin nearly 30 years ago, the failures of former East Germany were immediately obvious. The grey unkempt landscape and dilapidated buildings looked as though that country hadn't been repaired since American and Soviet tanks faced off yards apart decades earlier in one of the most tense nuclear showdowns.

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U.S.-China trade war damage could last decades
Economy | Wednesday, September 04, 2019

When it comes to international trade, China hasn’t always played by the rules. So the question begs: How do you change that behavior? Engaging in a trade war by imposing tariffs isn’t ideal. To save face, Chinese President Xi Jinping must appear strong and that means responding to U.S. tariff increases with Chinese tariff increases. This tit for tat strategy, which escalated again on September 1, is increasing volatility and uncertainty, while hurting economic growth. But it gets worse.

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Book John Manzella now for your next speaking engagement including keynotes, roundtable discussions and webinars. His most requested topics include:
Economic Trends, Global Trade and What’s Ahead
Economic trends are impacting U.S. and world growth, while complexities with China, Canada, Mexico, and Europe are creating new risks. Combined with greater levels of volatility, new destructive technologies, the energy revolution, and critical issues involving skills, automation and immigration, these issues are shaping our future. What does this mean to your business?

This invaluable program reveals global dangers, analyzes sectors, examines trading relationships, and provides insight on China’s practices to help businesses understand what’s ahead, reduce risk, and make better informed decisions.

International Trade, New Realities and Ripple Effects
Economic Forecast, Emerging Risks and Survival Strategies
Manzella/Navarrette: A Conversation on Trade and Immigration
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