Is Europe’s Economic Recovery for Real?
A discussion with Megan Greene, Chief Economist at John Hancock Financial Services/Manulife Asset Management.
Europe is enjoying its strongest economic growth since 2011, with even Europe’s weakest economies showing improvements in growth and employment. One of the most insightful observers of the Euro-zone economy, since her days as Director of European Economics at Roubini Global Economics, Megan Greene with offer her analysis of what is driving the current European recovery and whether it will sustain itself in the months ahead. She will also give us her thoughts on what to expect from European policy in light of the recent election in Germany.
About the World Economic Roundtable
The bursting of the American credit bubble in 2008 set in motion a rolling world economic crisis that has moved from America’s financial markets to the Euro-zone and now to China and the emerging economies. This chain of economic developments has brought with it unprecedented policy challenges and has drawn into question the process of globalization itself. The mission of the World Economic Roundtable is two-fold:
- to help the business, investment, media, policy and public interest communities better understand the far-reaching changes in the world economy that are resulting from the crisis and from the policy responses to it; and
- to advance policy reform ideas that will help lift the world economy out of stagnation and lay the foundations for the next generation of a more widely shared global prosperity.
Founded in 2011, the World Economic Roundtable has sought to “remap” the world economy by exploring the changing patterns of global trade, investment, and employment following the Great Recession. The Roundtable has brought together thought leaders from business, finance, public policy, and academia to discuss critical questions affecting the global economy. The Institute for New Economic Thinking became a partner of the World Economic Roundtable in 2016. Building on the work of its initial years, World Economic Roundtable will pursue in 2017 a program of discussion and engagement with the world’s business, policy and investment communities that will highlight the best thinking on the ongoing world economic crisis and how to move from stagnation to healthy economic growth.