Robert Prechter is founder and president of Elliott Wave International, the world’s largest independent financial forecasting firm. He has written 14 books on finance, beginning with Elliott Wave Principle in 1978, which forecast a 1920s-style stock market boom. His 2002 title, Conquer the Crash, forecast a multi-year debt crisis. Prechter’s primary interest is a new approach to social science, which he outlined in Socionomics—the Science of History and Social Prediction (1999-2003). Prechter has made presentations on socionomic theory to the London School of Economics, Cambridge University, MIT, Georgia Tech, SUNY and academic conferences.