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Fearonomics: confront and overcome your fears about the global economy EBRD

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    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

Listen to leading economists looking at the latest economic data, debunking myths and defining the risks we need to watch out for – and those we don’t.

    EBRD Transition Report 2023-24 live launch

    EBRD Transition Report 2023-24 live launch

    Listen to the live launch of the EBRD Transition Report launch.

    The global shift to net zero will require major structural changes in economies, as well as extensive change in daily lives. The scale of the transition is unprecedented: from the rush to source critical raw materials to the reconfiguration of global supply chains; from the rise of green skills in the workforce to the development of environmentally sustainable housing markets.

    The EBRD Transition Report 2023-24: Transitions big and small, published today, offers revealing insights into the way macro-level trends leading to carbon neutrality impact the types of job sought, household management and, ultimately, the perceived level of happiness in the regions where the Bank operates.

    EBRD Chief Economist Beata Javorcik said: “The change and upheaval that stems from these trends will affect people’s lives for the foreseeable future. Policymakers will need to establish a deep understanding of those effects in order to plan future stages of the green transition, as individual attitudes will both shape and be shaped by that transition process. […]

    “The success of the green transition will depend on winning their hearts and minds as we continue our journey towards a cleaner future. If there is one thing we have learned from 30 years of transition in the EBRD regions, it is that reforms will not last unless they have broad-based support.”

    The discussion features

    Charlotta Källbäck, Head of Internal Audit, Volvo Cars
    Sandra Bates, specialist on mining and clean energy with Executive and non-Executive Director experience
    Mark Keese, Head of the Skills and Employment Division, OECD
    Professor Beata Javorcik, Chief Economist, EBRD
    Moderated by Jonathan Charles

    • 1 hr 24 min
    War And Post - War Economics Lessons For Ukraine

    War And Post - War Economics Lessons For Ukraine

    Policymakers and investors need to be aware of the short and long-term challenges Ukraine faces during the war and those that the country will have to deal with in the post-war period.

    This panel takes a broad look at the historical experience of war and peace and examines the impact that armed conflicts have had on economic performance and political, social and population trends, both during the wars and after they end.

    This retrospective provides some indication of the sheer scale of the challenges that Ukraine has been subject to and will face during the reconstruction stage. On that basis, the panel draws conclusions that can inform policymakers’ and investors’ short- and long-term responses to those challenges. 

    Moderator

    Jonathan Charles, Strategic Communications Consultant and Broadcaster
    Speakers

    Beata Javorcik, Chief Economist, EBRD
    Fiona Hill, Senior Fellow - Foreign Policy, The Brookings Institution
    Harold James, Professor of History, Princeton University
    Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff, Guido Goldman Distinguished Scholar for Geostrategy, GMF
    Peter Frankopan, Professor of Global History, Oxford University

    • 1 hr
    Regional Economic Prospects 2023

    Regional Economic Prospects 2023

    The much-anticipated EBRD Regional Economic Prospects were back in the new panel discussion format for a special EBRD Annual Meeting 2023 edition. The interactive discussion covered the latest economic forecasts for the regions where the EBRD invests. EBRD Chief Economist Beata Javorcik discussed with outstanding regional experts the extraordinary challenges that policymakers are confronted with in the world of relentless inflationary pressures and repeated economic crises.
    Keynote speaker

    Beata Javorcik, Chief Economist, EBRD
    Moderator

    Jonathan Charles, Strategic Communications Consultant and Broadcaster
    Speakers

    Sergei Guriev, Professor of Economics, Institut d'Études Politiques
    Heike Harmgart, Managing Director, Southern and Eastern Mediterranean, EBRD

    • 55 min
    Ukraine Event Special: Investment in the real economy and the role of the EBRD

    Ukraine Event Special: Investment in the real economy and the role of the EBRD

    Nearly nine months after the Russian invasion, the war has seriously affected Ukraine’s economy, which is facing daunting tasks.

    These tasks require collective efforts and coordination among the country’s policymakers, businesses and international community, including the EBRD. The main objective of this discussion is to bring together representatives of key stakeholders to discuss optimal policies and necessary investments to help the process of Ukraine’s stabilisation and rebuilding.

    • 56 min
    Ukraine Event Special: Sustainable macroeconomic policies for the war and beyond

    Ukraine Event Special: Sustainable macroeconomic policies for the war and beyond

    Nearly nine months after the Russian invasion, the war has seriously affected Ukraine’s economy, which is facing daunting tasks. Macroeconomic and financial sector stability are essential for the continued functioning of the economy and maintaining the war effort. Supporting and stimulating the real economy are the key elements of its economic sustainability.

    Participants:

    Odile Renaud-Basso, President, EBRD
    Tymofiy Mylovanov, President, Kyiv School of Economics
    Torbjörn Becker, Professor of economics, Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics – SITE and CEPR
    Beata Javorcik, Chief Economist, EBRD (moderator)

    • 55 min
    Launch Of the EBRD Transition Report 2022 - 23 Business Unusual

    Launch Of the EBRD Transition Report 2022 - 23 Business Unusual

    Launch Of the EBRD Transition Report 2022 - 23 Business Unusual by EBRD

    • 1 hr 19 min

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