Robert W. Koepp.

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Robert Koepp is the founder of Los Angeles-based Geoeconomix, an independent, creative source for insights into the forces moving global societies, markets, technologies, organizations, and governments.

An internationally active commentator, writer, and media producer, Rob founded Geoeconomix following years of international experience in analysis and thought leadership in the fields of socio-economics, finance, innovation, technology, strategy, and public policy. His latest project is a documentary film on the geopolitical dimensions of global cybersecurity.

Prior to establishing Geoeconomix, Rob served as the senior editor and chief economist of the Corporate Network in Hong Kong for The Economist Group, parent company of the weekly publication, The Economist. He has previously authored two full-length books, Betting on China: Chinese Stocks, American Stock Markets, and the Wagers on a New Dynamic in Global Capitalism and Clusters of Creativity: Enduring Lessons on Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Silicon Valley and Europe’s Silicon Fen. His prior work in global media also includes both entertainment as well as infotainment. Immediately prior to its acquisition by Disney, Rob was the Chief Representative in Asia for Marvel and was the English editor and translator of a best-selling Japanese manga biography on George Soros.


Rob has written a wide range of in-depth reports covering such topics as geopolitical shifts from Covid-19, disruptive technologies, digital economics, Big Data, China’s sports industry, China's Belt and Road Initiative, Asian business trends, and comparative government technology industrial policies. He frequently appears on television and at public forums discussing trends in economics, geopolitics, media, and business.


A graduate of Pomona College (where he was a Truman Scholar and Watson Fellow) with a degree in Asian Studies, Rob earned an MBA from the University of Cambridge. Despite years of study in Britain and working at a British company, he maintains a distinctively West Coast American accent. He is also fluently literate in Chinese (Mandarin) and Japanese.