The Peterson Institute hosted a meeting October 30, 2009, to discuss "The New World Order: The Influence of Asia and Emerging Countries." Gerard Lyons, chief economist and group head of Global Research at Standard Chartered Bank, gave the lead presentation.
Dr. Lyons is a leading expert on the world economy, international financial system, macroeconomic policy, and global markets. He has 20 years' experience in senior roles with some of the world's leading financial institutions. Previous positions include chief economist at DKB International, consultant to the Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank, and chief UK economist at Swiss Bank Corporation. Dr. Lyons has testified frequently to UK Parliamentary Committees, made presentations to annual meetings of Commonwealth Finance Ministers, and published widely on financial and economic issues.