Linda Yueh

We’re All Doomed (Again): What Could Go Wrong in the Global Economy?

with Jagjit Chadha, Michelle Cini, Swati Dhingra, Linda Yueh and Diane Coyle (Chair)

Economics/
Fri 18 November 2016

We’re All Doomed (Again): What Could Go Wrong in the Global Economy?

with Jagjit Chadha, Michelle Cini, Swati Dhingra, Linda Yueh and Diane Coyle (Chair)

Linda Yueh
Fri 18 November 2016,

As 2008 fades into history, the global economy still looks frail. Monetary policy is still ‘unconventional’. China keeps threatening to have a debt crisis. Greece might not meet the terms of its bailout. The UK has voted for Brexit, resulting in years of uncertainty and potentially damaging economic and political consequences. Conventional politics is in turmoil in many countries, increasing the level of political risk. The banks might still be able to bring the economic system to its knees. And the capacity of global authorities to respond to a new crisis, from diseases such as Ebola or Zika to financial collapse, seems doubtful. Nor can governments manage to respond to the major mass migration of people currently under way. The social and economic consequences of climate change impacts are beginning to manifest themselves. What is the outlook for the global economy? Is there anything that can be done to avert the worst outcomes?

Diane Coyle stepped in to chair as Ed Conway was unable to get to Bristol in time on the night.

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