The New Global Economics

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01The Shock20111114

In the first of a two part series, Martin Wolf, the chief economics commentator of the Financial Times, examines how the world has changed since the beginning of the financial crisis four years ago and asks if the pre-2007 era might be the high point for free market capitalism.

Will the world face the combination of post-crisis austerity and disappointing global growth? Will fiscal pressure become a permanent feature of political, economic and social life in developed countries? Will there be a re balancing of East and West and will the on going crisis in the Euro zone lead to a greater or weaker currency union?

Martin Wolf talks to world leaders such as US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and Chairman of the UK Financial Services Authority Adair Turner to examine how the consequences of our economic choices have evolved since 2007 and what the future could look like in a world where there are no easy answers.

Producer Sandra Kanthal Editor Stephen Chilcott.

Martin Wolf of the FT examines how the world of economics has changed since 2007.

02 LASTThe Shift20111121

In the second of a two part series, Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator of the Financial Times, examines the changes in the global financial system that need still to take place if the world is to fully recover from the worst economic crisis since the depression.

In an ever-changing and uncertain world, there are no easy paths forward from here.

Martin Wolf speaks to Larry Summers, former US Treasury Secretary, Mark Malloch Brown, former UN Deputy Secretary General and Min Zhu, Deputy Managing Director of the IMF among others about the stark choices facing the world at the moment and what is at stake for future generations.

Producer: Sandra Kanthal

Editor: Stephen Chilcott.

Martin Wolf of the FT examines how global economics needs to adapt in an uncertain world.