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.
Fathom: In conversation’s inaugural episode, introduces Fathom Consulting, the research we do and the depth of our knowledge of China's economy. Our first podcast series focuses on China, its extraordinary economic rise and the impact that has had on the rest of the world.
China, the elephant in the room
Has China come to the “hour of her destiny”? In this episode, host Andrew Harris is joined by Erik Britton who provides an overview of the Chinese economy from the start of the 20th century to the beginning of the 21st.
The day that changed the world
When China joined the WTO in 2001 it was described as “the day that changed the world”. In this episode, host Andrew Harris is joined by Kevin Loane and Florian Baier to explore the wider impacts of China's emergence. The trio discuss the creation of commodity supercycles and how the People's Republic helped keep a lid on global inflation.
China leapfrogging up the global value chain
The reforms of Deng Xiaoping allowed China to go global and become the leading exporter of manufactured products. Now, China is seeking new ways to expand. Using our suite of proprietary tools, Laura Eaton and Joanna Davies talk to Andrew Harris about how the People's Republic is faring.
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.
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.
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.