Main content

10/12/2011 GMT

As the world faces an unprecedented economic crisis, we ask what is the best way forward.

We take an in depth look at the unprecedented financial crisis the world is now facing in our New Global Economy.

Three highly distinguished professors of economics put forward their plans – for at least partial – recovery.

Far East expert Danny Quah suggests that China can play a vital role to help stabilise and revive the world economy.

The Middle East specialist Timur Kuran calls for the modernising of the economies of many Islamic countries, which he believes have been held back because of religious law.

And the eminent economic historian and member of the British House of Lords, Robert Skidelsky advocates kick starting stagnant economies by sprinkling them with "helicopter money" – spending vouchers given to people with an expiry date to make them spend money they would not otherwise spend.

Illustration by Emily Kasriel; redrawing the map of the global economy

Available now

41 minutes

Last on

Sun 11 Dec 2011 09:05GMT


  • Part 1

    Danny Quah

    Duration: 12:26

  • Timur Kuran

    Timur Kuran

    Duration: 10:34

  • Part 2 60 Second Idea

    Virtual tours of the world's most spectacular sites, narrated in many languages.

    Duration: 06:05

  • Lord Robert Skidelsky

    Lord Robert Skidelsky

    Duration: 11:55