Grave New World: The End of Globalization, the Return of History featuring Stephen D. King

Stephen D. King, Senior Economic Adviser, HSBC

Venue : Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-03 Shaw Centre)

Date : June 22, 2017

Time : 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Price : $15.00

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Description

Globalization, long considered the best route to economic prosperity, is not inevitable. An approach built on the principles of free trade and, since the 1980s, open capital markets, is beginning to fracture. With disappointing growth rates across the Western world, nations are no longer willing to sacrifice national interests for global growth; nor are their leaders able—or willing—to sell the idea of pursuing a global agenda of prosperity to their citizens.

Combining historical analysis with current affairs, economist Stephen D. King provides a provocative and engaging account of why globalization is being rejected, what a world ruled by rival states with conflicting aims might look like, and how the pursuit of nationalist agendas could result in a race to the bottom. King argues that a rejection of globalization and a return to “autarky” will risk economic and political conflict, and he uses lessons from history to gauge how best to avoid the worst possible outcomes.

About the Speaker:

Stephen D. King
Senior Economic Adviser
HSBC

Stephen King is a senior economic adviser to HSBC and was formerly the bank's Global Chief Economist, based in London.
  He is currently the top-ranked global economist in the annual Extel survey and well known for his commentary on global economic affairs, globalization and the role of emerging markets and the future of financial markets.

Stephen is a best-selling author; his latest book "Grave New World, The End of Globalization, the Return of History" is to be launched in May 2017.
  His first book, “Losing Control" was published by Yale in 2010 and was widely praised for the way it examined the impact of the emerging nations on western economic prosperity.  His second book, "When the Money Runs Out", was published by Yale University Press in May 2013 and was later selected as a "book of the year" by the Financial Times, The Economist and the Times.

Stephen has written on a wide variety of economic topics.
  Recent examples include "The World Economy's Titanic Problem" (May 2015) focusing on the absence of policy "lifeboats" for the global economy, and "Alas, Kapital" (June 2015) focusing on the absence of investment in a world where interest rates are remarkably low.  In 2014, Stephen became a member of the Financial Times' "Exchange" which offers agenda-setting commentary from leading policymakers, academics and writers around the world.  He writes regularly for a number of leading global newspapers and regularly appears on television and radio editor of Global Risk, an Economist Intelligence Unit monthly publication.

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