Macro Matters: populism and the pandemic - with Barry Eichengreen

This week on Macro Matters we welcome the renowned professor and author, Barry Eichengreen to discuss polarised politics in the eye of a Covid storm. How has coronavirus fueled the populist narrative and what does this mean for investors?

Welcome to Macro Matters our weekly economics and politics podcast from the Aberdeen Standard Research Institute. This week our hosts Stephanie Kelly and Paul Diggle are joined by a guest all the way from Berkeley in the US – the renowned Barry Eichengreen.

Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California and author of many praised publications, Barry joins us as the expert on the topic of Populism.

Part 1 begins by touching on themes from Barry’s published works and explains the key drivers of populism and its impact on economic growth. Diving into the pandemic, the discussion turns to Covid’s unequal economic impact whilst also covering the US Election and the challenges being faced in Eastern Europe.

Part 2 follows Steph and Paul as they discuss examples of populism in action today, what it means for investors and what we can expect going forward.

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Risk warning

Risk Warning

The value of investments, and the income from them, can go down as well as up and you may get back less than the amount invested.