Vikram Mansharamani, Ph.D.
Vikram Mansharamani, Ph.D.
Acclaimed Author, Boombustology; Popular Yale Lecturer; Esteemed Tiger21 Scholar; Boom-Bust Cycle Expert
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Boom-bust cycles. They’re occurring more frequently than ever so why are we still surprised when unsustainable scenarios burst? Vikram Mansharamani, author of bestseller Boombustology, is expert at helping people recognize and manage the risk of bubble trouble. He steps back from complex market dynamics and uses a multiple-lens framework to look at disparate data and then connect the dots, providing practical perspectives and actionable insights.
A maverick mind and a contrarian by nature, Mansharamani achieved success during his two decades in the financial markets by looking at signs on the road less travelled – analyzing financial markets with his powerful but unique toolkit . As a speaker, Mansharamani has a gift for connecting with audiences: he is engaging with a keen sense of humor and helps individuals and organizations identify and navigate the booms before they bust – a skill that has earned him the confidence of many of the world’s most impressive companies. Mansharamani is also the first resident scholar at Tiger21, a peer-to-peer learning group for high net-worth investors.
Vikram Mansharamani speaks on a broad range of topics that help people plan for the future. He applies the analytical power of a multi-disciplinary approach --microeconomics, marcoeconomics, psychology, politics and biology-- to topics not generally thought to be in the investment domain, although potentially with significant investment implications.
Mansharamani tailors each presentation to meet the specific need. A recent sampling of speech titles includes:
• “Boombustology: Spotting Bubbles Before They Burst”
• “Great Big Problems – and How to Think About Them”
• “The Surprises that Will Change the World”
• “The Forthcoming Chinese Bust: Why 4% Growth Looks Increasingly Likely”
• “Bubble Trouble: A Global Look at Forthcoming Busts”
• “Food, Fuel, & Finance: An Unsustainable Trinity”
• “The End of Cheap Oil: Investment Implications”
• “The End of Cheap Food: Why Peak Soil Matters More than Peak Oil”
• “Connect the Dots! Why Expertise is Overvalued”
• “Bubbly Books: The Case for a Higher Education Bubble in America Today”
ABOUT Vikram Mansharamani, Ph.D. (+/-)
Distinguished Scholar, In-Demand Expert
Vikram Mansharamani is an experienced global equity investor and lecturer at Yale University. Dr. Mansharamani teaches the seminar “Financial Booms & Busts” to Yale College undergraduates, an extremely popular course as indicated by student reviews and enrollment. He is also the author of BOOMBUSTOLOGY: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst and is a regular commentator in the financial media, having contributed to Bloomberg, MarketWatch, CNBC, Forbes, Fortune, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Yale Global, The South China Morning Post, The Korea Times, The Khaleej Times, and The Daily Beast, among others.
Trusted Advisor on Today’s Most Complex Financial Issues
Dr. Mansharamani has been an active participant in the financial markets for the last 20 years. His experience includes positions in management consulting, investment banking, and asset management. Analysis has been the focus of his professional endeavors and his current research interests include bubbles in both financial and non-financial markets, the unsustainable dynamics of food and fuel, and the relative value of experts and generalists in understanding complex problems.