As the director of AlphaBeta Advisors, Andrew Charlton brings extensive experience as an economist working with all manner of institutions, including international, government, and business entities. Andrew attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, earning a masters as well as a doctorate in economics. Andrew has also authored several books — including “Ozonomics” and “Fair Trade For All” — and previously served as the Senior Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Australia.
BusinessInterviews.com: Do you have any recent success stories that you’d like to share with our readers?
Andrew Charlton: Since founding AlphaBeta Advisors, we’ve accomplished a great deal for our clients. Although I cannot get into specifics, we have, for example, successfully advised clients on the development of a strategic negotiation plan for securing an intergovernmental trade agreement and developed green growth strategies designed to reduce carbon emissions in provinces throughout Indonesia while also positively influencing the region’s economic health.
BusinessInterviews.com: What issue does your core product help solve and how so?
Andrew Charlton: Our expertise enables clients across all sectors to identify how to develop a plan that properly considers and leverages the potential impact of specific market forces, which is vital when it comes to properly positioning the client for future prosperity.
BusinessInterviews.com: What’s the most exciting thing on the horizon for you/your Company?
Andrew Charlton: AlphaBeta has quite a lot to be excited about, but I’m looking forward to working with clients on critical issues pertaining to sustainability, job creation, economic inequality, urbanization, and digital technology, among many other issues.
BusinessInterviews.com: Have you had any mentors or role models that have influenced you? Describe the impact.
Andrew Charlton: Of course, and I consider myself quite fortunate to have learned from so many intelligent and insightful mentors over the years. As a student at Oxford, I studied under several professors who were more than willing to engage in lengthy discussions on economics, and I continued to pursue these enlightening discussions when I began serving as a lecturer at the University. I also had the opportunity to co-author a book with Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel Laureate whose economic philosophies and insights continue to influence me in my current role with AlphaBeta Advisors.
BusinessInterviews.com: Do you consider yourself successful and by what means do you measure success?
Andrew Charlton: Yes, I certainly do consider myself successful, but that does not mean I am satisfied or feel complacent simply because of all that I have achieved thus far. There are many larger goals I will continue to pursue for the remainder of my career, and I will measure my success as a professional based on my ability to accomplish these specific goals. As for AlphaBeta Advisors, our success is predicated on our ability to generate a measurable impact for the clients we serve, which is part of the reason we rely on such an exacting approach in each of the service areas in which we specialize. We strive to avoid strictly transactional relationships, so we also measure our success partly based on our ability to secure long-term, professional relationships with each and every one of our clients.
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