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Alfonso Prat-Gay On How To Save Emerging Countries

Macro Hive Conversations With Bilal Hafeez

Release Date: 05/22/2020

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In this episode, I talk with John Llewellyn. John is the co-founder of Llewellyn Consulting – a leading independent economic advisory firm. Before setting up the firm in 2009, John had various research roles including being the Global Chief Economist at Lehman Brothers. In this podcast, we discuss: 1. Why haven’t real wages risen? 2. The transition challenges of Brexit. 3. China's pressure cooker and India's steady release. 4. Germany's U-turn on frugality. 5. The pros and cons of MMT

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In this episode, I talk with Professor Justin Stebbing. He is a professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial college London. He initially trained at Oxford, before having a residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in the US, then returned to the UK to work at the Royal Marsden, Barts. He recently published in the Lancet new research on using AI to find drugs to treat COVID-19.  We discuss:

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This episode is sponsored by SGX – the largest Asian FX exchange.

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In this episode, I talk with Alfonso Prat-Gay. He was Governor of the central bank of Argentina from 2002 to 2004 and later Argentina’s Finance Minister between 2015-2016. I had the pleasure of working under Alfonso during my J.P Morgan days in the late 1990s, and I hold him up to be one of my most influential mentors. We also have a scoop about Alfonso and the Bank of England.

On the podcast, we cover a very wide range of topics including:

1. The pre-COVID global trends from the US’s incorrect policy mix to slowing Chinese growth
2.Why Latin America has struggled with growth for decades
3. Why COVID hurts the poor the most economically
4. How can emerging markets escape the middle-income trap
5. The challenges of being a policymaker in Latin America
6. The failure of the IMF
7. The lack of leadership in Latin America
8. The possibility of using QE by emerging markets
9. What the UK needs during Brexit
10. Argentina’s restructuring

The podcast is longer than normal, but it’s well worth the listen.