DONALD STRASZHEIM is a Senior Managing Director and Head of ISI’s China Research Team. Mr. Straszheim has been a long-time macro economist on Wall Street, and a China specialist. Prior to joining ISI, Mr. Straszheim served as Global Chief Economist at Merrill Lynch & Co where he was an Institutional Investor ranked economist for 10 consecutive years. He also was President of the Milken Institute, a not-for-profit think tank in Los Angeles and was Chief Economist at Wharton Econometrics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Mr. Straszheim also was Vice Chairman at Roth Capital Partners, Chief Economist of Weyerhaeuser Company and operated his own China-focused economic consultancy, Straszheim Global Advisors, for several years.
Mr. Straszheim received a BS, MS, and PhD from Purdue University and was a Senior Fellow at the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management.