This podcast series features a lively debate between two of Barclays’ Research analysts taking opposing viewpoints on timely topics of importance to economies and businesses around the globe.
By hearing arguments and insights on both sides, we hope you will come away with a greater understanding of the economic implications of sometimes polarizing issues. For more insights from our experts: https://barclays.com/ib
Does the US need another round of fiscal stimulus?
In the latest episode of The Flip Side, Head of Research, Jeff Meli, and Head of Macro Research, Ajay Rajadhyaksha, discuss whether factors such as the distribution of the recovery to date, the appetite for increasing national debt and the looming possibility of a vaccine warrant further fiscal stimulus to bolster economic recovery in the US.
Should the US government play such an outsized role in housing finance?
Head of Research Jeff Meli and MIT Finance Professor Deborah Lucas debate whether the government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are necessary for a smoothly functioning US mortgage market.
Will the dominance of megacities survive COVID-19?
The pandemic has highlighted numerous risks to living and working in megacities around the world and now calls into question whether the long-term trend toward urbanization will be reversed. Should this trend come to fruition, there could be profound effects not just on corporate real estate, but on residential too, as the relationship between workers and their office locations is reconsidered.
Will ESG investing be a force for positive change?
Jeff Meli and Zoso Davies debate whether the lack of uniformity in ESG scoring is limiting the impact that investors intend to have in transforming companies’ operations to be more sustainable and improving societal outcomes.
Navigating the Virus Economy: How much will COVID-19 change the global economy?
Barclays Global Head of Research Jeff Meli and Global Head of Economics Research Christian Keller debate the longer term, lasting effects of the pandemic on the global economy - from de-globalisation, to mobility and agglomeration and the rising dominance of market power in some industries. For more insights: barclays.com/ib
Navigating the Virus Economy: Is the stock market too optimistic?
Special guest economist Professor Robert Shiller joins Barclays Head of Research Jeff Meli to debate whether equity markets are overvalued and what role long-term investing should play during a crisis. For more insights: barclays.com/ib