Jason Thomas

The Carlyle Group

Managing Director & Head of Global Research

Jason Thomas is a Managing Director and Head of Global Research at The Carlyle Group, focusing on economic and statistical analysis of Carlyle portfolio data, asset prices and broader trends in the global economy. He is based in Washington, DC. Mr. Thomas serves as Economic Adviser to the firm’s corporate Private Equity, Real Estate and Credit Investment Committees. His research helps to identify new investment opportunities, advance strategic initiatives and corporate development, and support Carlyle investors. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Thomas was Vice President, Research at the Private Equity Council. Prior to that, he served on the White House staff as Special Assistant to the President and Director for Policy Development at the National Economic Council. In this capacity, Mr. Thomas served as primary adviser to the President for public finance. Mr. Thomas received a BA from Claremont McKenna College and an MS and PhD in finance from George Washington University, where he studied as a Bank of America Foundation, Leo and Lillian Goodwin Foundation, and School of Business Fellow. Mr. Thomas has earned the chartered financial analyst designation and is a Financial Risk Manager certified by the Global Association of Risk Professionals. 

Sessions With Jason Thomas

Monday, 1 March

  • 12:30pm - 01:00pm (CST) / 01/mar/2021 06:30 pm - 01/mar/2021 07:00 pm


    Back to Work: How the global economy recovers

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy
    2021 marks the beginning of recovery. This plenary will discuss “back to work” in the broadest national and international sense. What are the changes in public policy, consumer behavior, and investment drivers? How will we address global discrepancies, those who might be left out, and the challenges for employment? What are the investment opportunities and risks? The world will not go back, but where is it going to?