Who should attend
- Practitioners in financial markets
- Economic analysts
- Portfolio managers interested in global macroeconomic issues
- Financial strategists
About the course
An insightful and up-to-date LSE short course that addresses the challenges presented by current economic events and the evolution of global financial markets.
This executive course will guide you through an examination of the key events and current policy debates that are shaping the world economy. It is designed to provide you with the analytical tools required to understand the logic and implications of policy choices. This course will offer a mix of lectures and student-led discussions involving LSE faculty and high-profile external speakers.
What are the implications of current economic events and policy choices for investment and strategic decisions? This course will provide participants with state-of-the-art analytical tools to be able to assess relevant policy debates and the implications of policy choices.
This course will offer a mix of lectures and student-led discussions involving LSE faculty and high profile external speakers. A key feature of this course is the focus on current events.
This executive course will investigate the following key topics:
- External imbalances: how to detect vulnerabilities in Emerging Market Economies
- Structure of the European Monetary Union and its fragility: what's next?
- What have we learned on fiscal policy during the crisis?
- Fiscal rules in the EU
- Macroeconomic imbalances in the EU
- A case study: Italy
- China’s economic growth and its prospects for future years, and its impact on the world economy.
- The EU fiscal framework and its evolution.
- Are advanced economies trapped in world of low growth and low interest rates?
Virtual course structure
Rather than an intensive five-day course, the virtual courses will be delivered over four weeks and you will be able to manage them alongside your working hours.
Week one will be a course orientation where participants can access your pre-course readings and meet fellow classmates, as well as a live welcome session hosted by our world-leading faculty.
Following that, your course will be taught over the course of three weeks with 10 contact hours each week, matching the level of contact time you would get on an on-campus course. Teaching will typically occur weekdays during regular UK university hours. During this time, you'll have dedicated slots to meet your fellow participants, a virtual event per programme, full technical support by phone, email or live-chat and a 'virtual graduation' ceremony to end the course.
- Gain a grasp on the up-to-date economic theories that interpret current events
- Develop a road map on how to access external sustainability for emerging markets economies
- Debate and understand the origins and the implications of imbalances within the Euro area
- Develop an understanding of the monetary policy framework under which major Central Banks operate
- Achieve an understanding of the economic linkages among current macroeconomic events
- Increase the depth of your knowledge around the question of whether large deficits lead to sovereign defaults
- Understand what determines the risk of sovereign debt and the perceived likelihood of default
- Gain a greater understanding of China’s role in the global economy, and the impact of Chinese policies on the rest of the world
- Take away learnings from in-depth debate on whether China’s exchange rate policy is prone to bubble-creation, and if the country’s current experience holds similarities with the Japanese experience
Linda Yueh is Adjunct Professor of Economics at the London Business School; Fellow in Economics at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University; and Visiting Professor of Economics at Peking University. Adjunct Professor Yueh serves on the supervisory Policy Committee of the Centre for Economic Performance...
Prior to joining LSE, Paul De Grauwe was Professor of International Economics at the University of Leuven, Belgium. He was a member of the Belgian parliament from 1991 to 2003. He is honorary doctor of the University of Sankt Gallen (Switzerland), of the University of Turku (Finland), the Univers...
Professional experience: From Sept 2013 to June 2014, Visiting Professor, Dept. of Economics, Princeton University From August 2007 Reader (Associate Professor), Department of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science From September 2007 to October 2008 Senior Economist, Inte...
Since 2015, he is the founder and chief economist of his consulting vehicle, Lorenzo Codogno Macro Advisors Ltd, and Senior Fellow of the LUISS School of European Political Economy in Rome, on top of his LSE position. Prior to joining LSE, Lorenzo Codogno was chief economist and director general ...
Brunello Rosa is a macroeconomist and strategist with policy experience who works in the private sector and academia and advises market participants and institutions. Brunello is a member of the Chief Economists Advisory Board of the European Investment Bank and of the Advisory Board of the Ambas...
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