Fathom: In Conversation, is a new economics podcast from Fathom Consulting and it’s starting with a ten-part series called ‘The rise of China’. Each episode features conversations with Fathom’s economists who share unique insights from their research to tell a well-rounded story of China’s past, present and potential future. It’s impossible to understand the global economy without thinking about China. This series explores the country’s political history, its rapid economic development and its impact on the rest of the world. Our aim is to get to the heart of the matter and show how and why the Middle Kingdom is so important to global economics.
Back to the future
In the final episode of this series, Andrew Harris and Erik Britton look to the future and ask where China might go from here.
Doubling down at the double
While China’s official GDP statistics are remarkably smooth, Fathom’s China Momentum Indicator paints a different picture, showing pronounced slowdown in 2015. Andrew Harris, Laura Eaton and Joanna Davies explore what this meant for China’s economy and how policymakers responded.
China, ready for a diet?
Deng Xiaoping's growth model has served China well since the seventies but is ultimately unsustainable. Andrew Harris and Joanna Davies explore China's attempts to rebalance its economy and why it has yet to achieve this.
Does China challenge US hegemony?
The US has been the leading economic power since the early part of the 20th century. In this episode, host Andrew Harris is joined by Kevin Loane and Florian Baier to explore whether China is at last in a position to challenge American dominance of the global economy.
Digging your way out of a hole
Even in China, growth slows from time to time. Host Andrew Harris is joined by China specialist Laura Eaton to discuss how policymakers have reacted and why they may just be building greater problems for the future.
The global financial crisis: Made in China
The financial crisis of 2008-2009 left an indelible mark on the global economy. In this episode, Andrew Harris and Erik Britton ask whether the Great Recession had its roots in China.
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A must listen on how economics affects us all
This series of podcasts on China is excellent! The Fathom team really uses its economics expertise to bring these complex issues to life. The podcasts are informative, extremely well produced, and just the right length (about 15 min each). Bringing in different experts each episode yields fresh perspectives and helps keep the discussion lively and engaging. The host is also really good at keeping the conversation on point moving along nicely.