February 11, 2014

Predicting (or Not) the Future of the World Economy

One old saying among finance wonks is it’s easier to predict the past than it is the future. Some of the world’s leading economists spar with the editor of Foreign Affairs to attempt to do both.


When professional stock analysts can’t predict the market – and when monkeys throwing darts at a newspaper pick as many winners as seasoned portfolio managers – who, if anyone, can predict what’s ahead? Five of the foremost economists of our time match wits with Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs, to uncover the trends that will move markets in the months and years to come.

The panel includes:

Jacob Frenkel, chairman, JPMorganChase International
Glenn Hubbard, dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School,
Ruchir Sharma, Head of Emerging Markets and Global Macro, Morgan Stanley Investment Management
Joseph Stiglitz, University Professor, Columbia University
Shang-Jin Wei, NT Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy; Director of the Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business, Columbia Business School






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