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The Global Economy

Episode 2 of 4

Mary Ann Sieghart and a panel of experts discuss the possible long-term impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the global economy.

Mary Ann Sieghart and a panel of experts discuss the possible long-term impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the global economy.

There are many burning issues for our guests to tackle. How will people in the UK feel the economic impact of the virus in the future? Are we about to experience a financial crash to top 2008? How will the virus exacerbate global inequality? Will the virus kill off globalisation? What will global trade look like now that we've experienced the widespread disruption of supply chains? What will happen to the already fractious relationship between the West and China? Does the virus spell the end of the Euro and even the European Union itself? And in the midst of so much uncertainty and instability, what strategies should we adopt to future-proof the global economy against pandemics and other systemic shocks in the future?

All this and more will be dissected and discussed by economist and former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, Editor-in-Chief of the Economist Zanny Minton Beddoes, former Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King and Ian Goldin Professor of Globalisation and Development at Oxford.

Producer: Max O'Brien
A Novel production for BBC Radio 4

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43 minutes

Last on

Sat 11 Apr 2020 22:15

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  • Wed 8 Apr 2020 20:00
  • Sat 11 Apr 2020 22:15

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