Mike Young, 22 January 2010

Mike Young, executive director of the Environment Institute at the University of Adelaide, talks to Romesh Vaitilingam about how Australia has responded to the big shock to its water supply – through new regulations, through technological solutions, through public education and through the introduction of market mechanisms. The interview was recorded at the Global Economic Symposium in Schleswig-Holstein in September 2009.

Pablo Guidotti, 08 January 2010

Pablo Guidotti, Director of the School of Government at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and former deputy minister of finance in Argentina, talks to Romesh Vaitilingam about the challenges facing monetary and fiscal policy-makers as they plan their exit strategies from the extraordinary measures taken to deal with the global crisis. The interview was recorded at the Global Economic Symposium in Schleswig-Holstein in September 2009.

Demetrios Papademetriou, 04 December 2009

Demetrios Papademetriou, president and co-founder of the Migration Policy Institute in Washington DC, talks to Romesh Vaitilingam about the key elements of wise migration policy both at a time of economic crisis and for the longer term. The interview was recorded at the Global Economic Symposium in Schleswig-Holstein in September 2009.

Domingo Cavallo, 13 November 2009

Domingo Cavallo, former minister of economy and minister of foreign affairs in Argentina, talks to Romesh Vaitilingam about the dangers of a future resurgence in world inflation, as economies that have adopted very expansionary monetary and fiscal policies in response to the crisis are tempted to ‘inflate away the debt’. The interview was recorded at the Global Economic Symposium in Schleswig-Holstein in September 2009.

Avinash Persaud, 30 October 2009

Avinash Persaud, chairman of Intelligence Capital, talks to Romesh Vaitilingam about financial regulation after the crisis, including whether it is feasible and desirable to introduce a ‘Tobin tax’ on financial transactions. The interview was recorded at the Global Economic Symposium in Schleswig-Holstein in September 2009.

Jeffry Frieden, 16 October 2009

Jeffry Frieden, professor of government at Harvard University, talks to Romesh Vaitilingam about global economic governance – including the world trading system, financial regulation and the G-20 – and their interactions with domestic politics, particularly in the United States. The interview was recorded at the Global Economic Symposium in Schleswig-Holstein in September 2009.

Axel Weber, 02 October 2009

Axel Weber, President of the Deutsche Bundesbank, talks to Romesh Vaitilingam about the need to rebalance between risk-taking and regulation in financial markets. They discuss the opportunity for central bankers and other G20 players to design and implement new regulation, and the likely future size of the financial sector in the overall economy. The interview was recorded at the Global Economic Symposium in Schleswig-Holstein in September 2009.

Peter Heller, 18 September 2009

At the Global Economic Symposium in Schleswig-Holstein in September 2009, Peter Heller of Johns Hopkins University spoke at a session on ‘dealing with the new social divides’. Afterwards, he talked to Romesh Vaitilingam about the challenges of restoring sustainable public finances after the fiscal stimulus – and the potential impact on growth in the developing countries and on the ageing populations of the industrial countries.

Dennis Snower, 10 September 2009

Dennis Snower, President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, talks to Romesh Vaitilingam about the 2009 Global Economic Symposium, which meets this week at Plön Castle in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. He calls for a new age of global cooperation to supplement the age of globalisation, and to tackle such challenges as the financial crisis, climate change, failed states and failed multilateralism. The interview was recorded in September 2009.

Edward Leamer, 26 September 2008

At the Global Economic Symposium in Schleswig-Holstein in September 2008, Edward Leamer of the University of California, Los Angeles spoke at a session on inequality and globalisation. Afterwards, he talked to Romesh Vaitilingam about his concept of ‘neurofacturing’ (creating value through knowledge work rather than physical labour), its rising significance in the world of the personal computer and the internet, the impact on inequality and the implications for our education systems.

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