Achieving Competitive Advantage in a Dynamic Business World

Global Manufacturing
Foreign Sourcing
and Distribution

Risk Management

Regional Expertise

At a Glance

Corporate Profile
The Global Economics Company was established in 2002 to deliver high quality and affordably priced strategy consulting services to companies seeking international growth opportunities. GEC is based in Minneapolis-St. Paul.

GEC's clientele is comprised of Fortune 1000-sized firms and small and medium enterprises with an international orientation. It has undertaken consulting engagements with Original Equipment Manufacturers as well as first/second tier OEM supplier firms. GEC's industry coverage includes motor vehicles, microelectronics, capital equipment, and basic materials.

Practice Areas
GEC offers three functional practices: Global Manufacturing, Foreign Sourcing and Distribution, and International Risk Management. Its regional practice focuses on Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Former Soviet Union. These capabilities enable GEC to undertake both strategy formulation and strategy execution, thereby hastening fulfillment of clients' international growth objectives.

David L. Bartlett

Over ten years of experience consulting, researching, and teaching on the global economy. Consulting contracts from international financial institutions and multinational corporations in the U.S., Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the former Soviet Union. Spheres of specialization: International trade and investment, global manufacturing, foreign exchange management. Author of The Political Economy of Dual Transformations: Market Reform and Democratization in Hungary (University of Michigan Press; winner of the 1998 Edward Hewett Prize for the outstanding book on the political economy of Eastern Europe/former Soviet Union) and numerous articles on corporate strategy, global trade and investment, and economic development. Adjunct Professor at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota and the College of Business, University of St. Thomas. Holder of faculty appointments at Vanderbilt University (U.S.), Yerevan State University (Armenia), and University of World Economy and Diplomacy (Uzbekistan). Speaking invitations from leading universities in the U.S. (including Chicago, Cornell, Harvard, and Princeton) and research institutions in Europe, Central Asia, and the Transcaucasus. Recipient of a Fulbright Senior Scholarship, Salzsburg Seminar Fellowship, and other scholarly awards. Member of the Economic Development Commission, City of Woodbury, Minnesota. Ph.D. and B.A. from the University of California; M.A. from the University of Chicago.