Graeme Leach is CEO & Chief Economist of macronomics, a macroeconomic, geopolitical and future megatrends research consultancy. In the wake of Covid, Brexit and the disruption of a technological revolution, never has the economic uncertainty been greater. Graeme will take you on a tour d’horizon of the future of the economy, in both the short-term and long-term, to help you understand the forces at work and how they will impact the economy and business in the future. In both the short and long-term Graeme will challenge the consensus and prevailing wisdom and so this is a must see.
Graeme will open with an analysis of the short-term economic outlook post lockdown and the vaccine, describing the shape and speed of economic recovery and why financial markets are complacent about the threat of inflation.
He will then go on to examine the 3 long-term economic drivers which will shape the economic outlook in the 2020s most: (1) The enduring economic legacy of Covid-19. (2) The impact of the UK-EU Trade Agreement (3) The transformative impact of the technological revolution and the maturity, scale and convergence of technologies such as AI, 5G, IoT, Big Data and 3D manufacturing.
Main learning outcomes:
-An understanding of what will shape the economic outlook in the short-term. -An understanding of what will shape the economic outlook in the long-term. -An understanding of how economic analysis works in the real world.