is the chairman and CEO of Johnson Smick International, Inc., a financial market advisory firm based in Washington, D.C. Smick is the author of The World Is Curved: Hidden Dangers to the Global Economy (Penguin Portfolio, 2008). Smick is also the founder, editor, and publisher of The International Economy magazine, a quarterly publication launched in 1987 and geared toward the global policymaking community. Smick has advised both Republican and Democratic presidential candidates, including Ronald Reagan and New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley. Smick's views on domestic and international economics have appeared in major newspapers and magazines, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.
David M. Smick