September 22, 1966 |
|Occupation||Political scientist, author, professor|
|Education||B.A., William and Mary
MSc., London School of Economics
Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles
Preston Keat (born September 22, 1966) is an American political scientist specializing in global political risk. He is the head of political and country risk and a managing director at UBS. Prior to joining UBS, he was a director of research and head of the Europe practice at Eurasia Group, and worked on economic and political transition at the German Marshall Fund of the US. He also teaches a course on political risk assessment and management at Columbia University. He holds a PhD in political science from UCLA, a master's degree from the London School of Economics, and a bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary.
- The Fat Tail: The Power of Political Knowledge for Strategic Investing. (with Ian Bremmer), (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009). ISBN 0-19-532855-8
Essays and articles
- '"What markets miss: political stability frameworks and country risk" in 'Managing Strategic Surprise: Lessons from Risk Management & Risk Assessment. (edited by Ian Bremmer, Paul Bracken and David Gordon), (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008). ISBN 0-521-88315-6
- "Fallen Heroes: explaining the failure of the Gdansk shipyard, and the successful early reform strategies in Szczecin and Gdynia," Communist and Post-Communist Studies, April 2003.
- "Brace yourself: Political-market risks in 2009" on Reuters, http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/01/05/brace-yourself-political-market-risks-in-2009/
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