When and where:
Wednesday 23rd June 4:00pm-5:30pm (Online via Zoom – invitation only.)
Many Managing Directors, their staff and businesses will have suffered an economic loss due to the COVID-19 crisis. If you are one of them, or if you are simply interested in finding out more about what’s likely in store for the economy as we (hopefully) leave begin to recover from this pandemic, then join us. We will be welcoming Graeme Leach in to discuss the most likely shape of the economic recovery and how to tell how fast it might be.
Among the questions that will be addressed during the session are:
What are the most likely economic scenarios and how do you spot which one is coming to pass?
Will the wall of savings built up during the pandemic be spent quickly or slowly?
The inflation paradox – for the first time in 30 years, do we face the resurrection of inflation?
What might that mean for interest rates?
Will higher levels of precautionary saving be a permanent feature after Covid?
What will be the economic consequences of the explosion in public debt?
What will be the enduring economic legacy of Covid-19 as a result of the transformation in how we work, shop and learn?
Graeme is one of Britain’s leading economists and a former Chief Economist and Director of Policy at the Institute of Directors (IoD) – between 1998 and 2014. In 2015 he formed macronomics, which is a macroeconomic, geopolitical and future megatrends research consultancy.
Graeme has substantial public policy experience having represented the IoD in discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer and 10 Downing Street. He is a visiting professor of economic policy and a senior fellow of the Legatum Institute in London, focussed on analysing the sources of prosperity across the globe. He is also a member of the IEA Shadow Monetary Policy Committee (SMPC) and a life fellow of the IoD. Previously Graeme has worked as chief UK economist and chief international economist at The Henley Centre, and as economic adviser to the SPI Group.
Over recent decades he has made hundreds of speeches on the economic outlook and economic policy, in 28 countries across the globe. He has also undertaken 100s of live television and radio interviews on BBC News, Sky News, Radio 4’s Today Programme and others. From 2014-2020 he wrote a weekly column for the City AM newspaper and has written numerous articles for the Daily Telegraph and The Times. Graeme is writing a forthcoming book: The Great Inflection, on the future economic and societal impact of technology.