Patrick Chovanec, CPA is an economic advisor. He also teaches part-time as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). His insights into the global economy are widely featured in the media. He appears frequently on CNBC, Bloomberg, CNN, Fox Business, NPR, and BBC, and is often quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Washington Post, Business Week, Foreign Policy, and other prominent news sources. Before joining Wall Street, Patrick was an Associate Professor of Practice at Tsinghua University's School of Economics and Management in Beijing, where he also served as Chairman of the Public Policy Development Committee for the American Chamber of Commerce in China, and advised numerous governments, investment funds, and Fortune 500 corporations on the Chinese economy. Previously, he worked for a series of private equity funds focused on emerging markets, and served as director of Institutional Investor's Asia Pacific Institute, based in Hong Kong, and its Global Fixed Income Institute, based in London. Before heading to Asia, Mr. Chovanec worked in Washington, DC, as an aide to political strategist William Kristol and to Speaker of the House John Boehner. He also served for nine years as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserves. In addition, Mr. Chovanec is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He received a B.A. in Political Economy from Princeton University and an M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar.