in a Volatile World
A Symposium on Conflict Economics
Moderated by Iain Martin of The Times
Panel 1 - World transformed - the economic impact of war
Moderated by Iain Martin, Reaction and The Times
The opening panel will set the scene for the conference with a big-picture conversation exploring the geopolitical and economic forces driving conflict between Russia and Ukraine, and how the war has altered the global picture.
How has the Ukraine war rewired the global economy? Are we coming out of a period where we thought war was something that happens in a different time and place? And how have the economic ripples of major conflicts shaped societies over the centuries?
Panel 2 - Investing in an era of conflict
Moderated by Maggie Pagano, Editor of Reaction
Conflict adds layers of complexity to choices about where and how to invest, but also presents opportunities. Panel Two will focus on the impact of war - in Ukraine and elsewhere - on investment decision-making in business, finance and government.
Is the age of ESG over? What do investors have to factor in when facing a long-term energy crisis? And should you invest in China?
Panel 3 - Better supply: the wiring of the world economy
Moderated by Adam Boulton, broadcaster
The pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and a hostile China have shown just how brittle global supply chains can be. Panel Three will explore how we can make supply chains more resilient in a time of international conflict.
Are we moving from an open to a closed world? Are renewables the way to go in our quest for energy security? And how can AI and cloud tech help make supply chains stronger?
Martin Wolf in conversation with Adam Boulton
Panel 4 - Future-proofing – what’s next in economics?
Interviewed by Adam Boulton
We're seeing the end of a period of relative certainty about monetary policy and a Europe free of war. The final panel will look to the future, and ask how economists, market participants and politicians should adapt their assumptions about interest rates, inflation and security in this new world.
Has global economic theory been trashed or vindicated? Can we trust central banks? And what can great economic theorists teach us about the times we’re living through?
In conversation - Professor Stephen Kotkin, Stanford University
Interviewed by Iain Martin