Rachel Ziemba

Rachel Ziemba

Formal First Name

Rachel Ziemba is the Founder of Ziemba Insights, a macroeconomic research firm based in New York, NY. She is a well-known geoeconomic and country risk expert specializing in macro and market scenarios for policy debate and asset allocation. Her research focuses on the intersection between economics, finance, and security issues. This includes extensive work on the drivers of global growth, economic imbalances, sovereign wealth management, and energy market fundamentals. Ziemba also has a particular interest in resource-producing countries and their links with consumers in Asia.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Ziemba is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security
  • She also serves as a strategic advisor at Alpha Z advisors, an equity futures fund.
  • Her research topics include coercive economic policies such as sanctions, economic resilience, and the role of state-owned investors including sovereign wealth funds.
  • She has served on a range of taskforces aimed to generate policy ideas on Egypt, Middle East policy, and economic sanctions. 
  • She has a particular interest in the macroeconomic and foreign policy of China and oil-exporting nations.
  • She also does extensive work on global macroeconomic issues, including foreign-exchange reserve accumulation, economic imbalances, and trade and investment policy. 
  • She regularly serves as an expert commentator in key media outlets including CNBC and Financial Times.
  • Her research has been cited by a range of financial institutions including the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, European Central bank
  • She has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.