Adam Schwarz is a Senior Fellow at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), an independent economics think tank within the international management consultancy, McKinsey & Company. MGI’s research agenda spans many topics including country and industry productivity, the links between IT and productivity, global economic integration and capital markets. Mr. Schwarz has more than 15 years experience working in Southeast Asia and China, including in Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore and Hong Kong.
For the ten years leading up to early 1997, Mr. Schwarz was a correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review, with postings in Jakarta, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Hanoi. His writing covered a broad range of economic, business, financial and political-economy issues. In the early 1990s, Mr. Schwarz wrote the highly acclaimed study on contemporary Indonesia, “A Nation in Waiting: Indonesia’s Search for Stability.” Second and third editions were published in 1999 and 2004. He has also written extensively on ASEAN issues.
Mr. Schwarz graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He holds an MBA degree in International Business from Columbia University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in the United States and is a Research Fellow at Murdoch University’s Asia Studies Centre in Australia. He is currently based in Singapore.