Macro Trends

Lecture handout: Macro Trends

This lecture provides an overview of global growth prospects and surveys some key challenges facing policymakers.

Emoji Equation: Before the live session you should watch this video and complete this quiz.

Macro Perspective: After the live session you should complete this form, watch this video and complete this quiz.

You can find the latest global growth forecasts from the institutions mentioned in the lecture here:

Where to look for good charts:

What you should be reading:

Newspapers: • The Economist Financial Times The Guardian (international edition)

Business press: • Harvard Business Review • McKinsey QuarterlyKnowledge@Wharton 

📖 What I’ve been reading:

✍️ What I’ve been writing:

🎧 Suggested podcasts:
  • Planet Money by NPR – short introductions to key topics
  • Macro Musings, by David Beckworth at the Mercatus Center – interviews with relevant academic and policy experts
ℹ️ Background resources:
  • The best way to keep on top of macroeconomic trends are to subscribe to the Financial Times or The Economist.
  • An Inflation Primer” Patrick Horan, Mercatus Center Policy Brief, July 2022 – a good background primer on inflation
  • Evans, A.J., 2020, “Economics: A Complete Guide for Business” London Publishing Partnership – my managerial economics textbook is intended to provide a thorough but readable overview of the most important elements of macroeconomics

🏅 Here’s a short quiz to test your knowledge about the session: