Alejandra Grindal is the senior international economist for Ned Davis Research Group. She is the primary person in charge of the firm’s global economic outlook and is responsible for identifying global economic trends and themes, particularly as they relate to developments in equity, fixed-income, commodity, and currency markets. In recent years, Ms. Grindal has been particularly focused on global demographics and labor force trends, China’s economic transition, and Japan’s lost decade. She is a member of the National Association for Business Economics, where she is co-chair of the International Roundtable. Ms. Grindal is a frequent speaker at professional and investment conferences, and her work has been cited in the financial media. She taught microeconomics and macroeconomics at Florida State University during her graduate studies and subsequently worked as a full-time professor at Santa Fe College and Edison College. Ms. Grindal also worked in the British Parliament as a research assistant, where she participated in policy and constituent research and campaign marketing. She received a bachelor of science degree in economics and international affairs, with summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa distinction, and a master’s degree in economics and from Florida State University.