Michael Kitson, Cambridge Judge Business School

This talk considers the opportunities and challenges facing the world economy. It will consider: the rise of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa); the challenges facing Europe and the EURO; and the outlook for Africa. It will analyse the evolution of structural trade imbalances and high levels of private and public sector debt. Despite these challenges, there are reasons to remain optimistic about the long-term prospects for the world economy which will look very different in 2050 to what it does today.

Speaker bio

Michael Kitson is a University Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics, Assistant Director of the Centre for Business Research (CBR), Cambridge, and is Hub Director of the UK-Innovation Research Centre. He has undertaken research for: the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC); the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS); the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC); the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC); and the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA).

Michael Kitson was Assistant Director of the National Competitiveness Network (NCN) of the Cambridge-MIT Institute (CMI) between 2000 and 2003, and Director of NCN between 2003 and 2007. CMI was a joint venture between Cambridge University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to improve competitiveness, innovation and entrepreneurship in the UK. He has provided evidence and advice to: the EU; the House of Lords enquiry into globalisation; and various regional and local governments. He is currently advising the Northern Ireland Government about its innovation policy.

Who can attend?

Open to University of Cambridge alumni, corporate partners and CJBS friends, all of whom are encouraged to bring a professional colleague as a guest. The cost for this event is $35 per person.

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6 East 44th Street
New York
New York10017
United States

Date & time

Date: 10 November 2014
Start Time: 07:30
End Time: 10:30

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6 East 44th Street
New York
New York10017
United States

Event timings

Date: 10 November 2014
Start Time: 07:30
End Time: 10:30