Speeches | 18 February 2009

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy - Mark Thirlwell presentation

If 2008 was the year of the financial crisis, 2009 is set to be the year of the real economy fallout. According to the latest IMF projections, world economic growth is set to fall to its lowest rate since the Second World War. World trade is contracting. Capital flows to emerging markets are drying up. Commodity prices have crashed. Unemployment is climbing. Public protests are on the rise and governments have started to topple. In the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy on 18 February, Mark Thirlwell, Director of the Institute's International Economy program, looked at how the world economy will cope with what's turning into its biggest stress test in decades.Mark Thirlwell

  • Mark Thirlwell

If 2008 was the year of the financial crisis, 2009 is set to be the year of the real economy fallout. According to the latest IMF projections, world economic growth is set to fall to its lowest rate since the Second World War. World trade is contracting. Capital flows to emerging markets are drying up. Commodity prices have crashed. Unemployment is climbing. Public protests are on the rise and governments have started to topple. In the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy on 18 February, Mark Thirlwell, Director of the Institute's International Economy program, looked at how the world economy will cope with what's turning into its biggest stress test in decades.Mark Thirlwell

  • Mark Thirlwell