Ariel (Ari) Shwayder is an economist, strategist, and consultant who has worked with clients and students around the world to help them think economically, make better decisions, and improve their ability to think strategically. He is an award-winning teacher of economics, game theory, competitive tactics, and more to bachelors, masters, and executive students at Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He is also a research fellow and consultant at the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan where he has advised governments, non-profits, and other institutions on topics from economic development, to pricing, to improving donor effectiveness.
Ari was previously a consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he worked on strategic and operational initiatives in financial services, the public sector, and education. He also worked with the McKinsey Global Institute to analyze the effect of quantitative easing on private sector industries. He also previously worked in the U.S. Senate as an economist to the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. He holds an AB in Mathematics cum laude from Harvard University and an MA and PhD in Economics from Northwestern University.