Stuart P.M. Mackintosh is the Executive Director of the Group of Thirty an international financial think tank comprised senior figures from central banking, the financial sector, and academia. His research focus centers on macroeconomic and systemic risks, global governance issues, and the international political economy. Dr. Mackintosh is past President of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), the largest professional organization of economists in the United States. He is an elected member of the Conference of Business Economists, comprised of the 50 leading economists in North Amercia. Dr. Mackintosh has a B.A. and Ph.D. from Newcastle University and a M.Sc. from the University of Edinburgh. In 2015 Routledge published The Redesign of the Global Financial Architecture: The Return of State Authority. It was published in paperback in 2017. He is currently writing The End of Imperium and the Agony of Decline.