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

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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.

    Fearonomics: the cost of discrimination

    Fearonomics: the cost of discrimination

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    At a time when we’re living through the highest inflation in decades, a cost of living crisis and dramatically falling rates of growth, the new Fearonomics episode looks at the cost of discrimination to the global economy.

    Despite the recent advancement in the equality of rights and inclusion, 45 per cent of American workers have experienced discrimination in the past year, according to Gallup.

    The World Bank’s Women, Business and the Law 2022 report states that around 2.4 billion women of working age lack equal economic opportunities and 178 countries maintain legal barriers that prevent their full economic participation.

    In early 2022,the LGBTQ+ advocacy group HRC Foundation published a study showing that LGBTQ+ workers in the US earn about 90 cents for every dollar earned by a typical heterosexual worker.

    Join Jonathan Charles, the EBRD’s Managing Director of Communications, Sergei Guriev, former EBRD Chief Economist and currently Professor of Economics at Science Po, and Beata Javorcik, the EBRD’s Chief Economist who is also Professor of Economics at Oxford University, to discuss how to protect the world economy’s most vulnerable groups.

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    Fearonomics: why we fear migration

    Fearonomics: why we fear migration

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    The new episode of the EBRD’s Fearonomics podcast looks at the most common fears around migration.

    The rate of growth of displaced people in the world is alarming. A 100 million is the latest UNHCR estimate -which equals to 1 per cent of the global population.

    This stark anti-record reflects the precarious state of the world we are in.
    The War on Ukraine, other conflicts, human rights violations, persecutions and violence are behind the unprecedented movement of people.

    At the same, as the Covid-19 restrictions are being lifted across the world, the economic migration is expected to bounce back to pre-pandemic levels.

    For centuries, the world has been living with the idea that migration has to hurt us and bring the world down. But why? Why are we so afraid of migrants?

    Listen to Jonathan Charles, the EBRD’s Managing Director of Communications, in discussion with Sergei Guriev, former EBRD Chief Economist and currently Professor of Economics at Science Po, and Beata Javorcik, the EBRD’s Chief Economist who is also Professor of Economics at Oxford University.

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    Fearonomics: the future of pandemics

    Fearonomics: the future of pandemics

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    The new episode of the EBRD’s Fearonomics podcast explores the risks of future pandemics.

    With new cases of monkeypox globally detected, the looming risks of growing anti-microbial resistance and the impact of climate crisis, is the next pandemic just around the corner?

    The IMF has recently forecasted the global cost of the Covid-19 pandemic will rise beyond $12,5 trillion through 2024, fuelled by vast gaps in vaccination rates, widening divergence between rich and poor and disproportionate gender impacts.

    But we have yet to suffer many of the hidden costs of the pandemic.
    Such as the impact of education missed, the toll taken on mental health, the eroding of trust in governments.

    Listen to Jonathan Charles, the EBRD’s Managing Director of Communications, in discussion with Sergei Guriev, former EBRD Chief Economist and currently Professor of Economics at Science Po, and Beata Javorcik, the EBRD’s Chief Economist who is also Professor of Economics at Oxford University.

    Are we ready for the next pandemic?

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    Fearonomics: why should we fear inflation

    Fearonomics: why should we fear inflation

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    In the new episode of the EBRD’s Fearonomics podcast Jonathan Charles, the EBRD’s Managing Director of Communications, Sergei Guriev, former EBRD Chief Economist and now Professor of Economics at Science Po, and Beata Javorcik, the EBRD’s current Chief Economist, examine the threat to our economies from inflation and whether we risk an era of stagflation.

    Policymakers had to step up support for businesses and the population at large when Covid-19 was at its worse. The strain on public budgets was palpable – even before Russia’s war on Ukraine.

    The latest IMF forecast sees “war-induced commodity price increases and broadening price pressures” pushing inflation in 2022 to 5.7 per cent in advanced economies and 8.7 per cent in emerging market and developing economies.

    So what’s next? Destabilised financial markets? Stagflation? Is this what the future of poverty looks like?

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    Fearonomics: death of globalisation?

    Fearonomics: death of globalisation?

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    The new episode of the EBRD’s Fearonomics podcast explores the risks of rolling back globalisation.
    Globalisation connected the world’s economies as never before. Cross-border trade in goods and services became a routine.
    The financial crisis of 15 years ago highlighted how fast contagion can spread around the globe.
    The Covid pandemic exposed how fragile supply chains can be. And now Russia’s war on Ukraine suggests that economic links can be a source of weakness, not strength.

    Listen to Jonathan Charles, the EBRD’s Managing Director of Communications, in discussion with Sergei Guriev, former EBRD Chief Economist and currently Professor of Economics at Science Po, and Beata Javorcik, the EBRD’s Chief Economist who is also Professor of Economics at Oxford University.

    Will the war on Ukraine – and the sanctions imposed on Russia as a result - deliver a fatal blow to the concept which has underpinned our understanding of the world economy for decades?

    • 34 min
    Fearonomics: will the global energy crisis end the shift to green?

    Fearonomics: will the global energy crisis end the shift to green?

    Fearonomics: will global energy crisis end the shift to green?

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    In its second episode the EBRD’s new Fearonomics podcast is exploring what are the risks and solutions to the global energy crisis.

    Listen to Jonathan Charles, EBRD’s Managing Director, Communications, Sergei Guriev, EBRD former Chief Economist and professor of economics at Science Po and Beata Javorcik, EBRD’s Chief Economist (current) and also professor of Economics at Oxford University discussing
    As Europe scrambles to find alternatives to Russian gas, some countries face the prospect of rationing and even fuel poverty.
    Energy security, which had slipped down the priority lists of western policymakers, has made a big come back.
    Even before the outbreak of the war on Ukraine, the hike in energy prices had brought coal use globally to record levels over last winter, whilst clean energy use decreased- a worrying tendency.
    Meanwhile, the latest UN International Panel for Climate Change report warning that even if all the policies to cut carbon that governments had put in place by the end of 2020 were fully implemented, the world will still warm by 3.2C this century.

    The next few years are critical, say the researchers, because if emissions aren't curbed by 2030, it will make it become impossible to limit warming up of climate.

    Is there any way to avoid the climate catastrophy?
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Great Podcast!

Very informative, and a really good listen!

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