UTMOST INSIGHTS – Global Economy series 2020

In a series of webinars, Professor Matthew Goodwin was our main speaker examining the impact of COVID-19 on world economies and the political landscape. A number of respected guest speakers join Professor Goodwin as they discuss the key issues and topics during 2020.

Professor Matthew J. Goodwin is an academic, bestselling writer and speaker known for his work on geopolitical volatility and risk. He is Professor of Politics and Associate Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House.  Matthew has advised hundreds of organizations around the world, from the UK Prime Minister’s Office to financial institutions and successfully forecast the vote for Brexit, vote for Trump and the 2019 Conservative Party majority.

Part 1 – COVID-19 and setting the scene


Professor Matthew Goodwin takes us through the 10 most topical issues arising as a result of COVID-19 and how it may impact the world economies and political agendas including relations with China, Brexit and the 2020 elections.

Part 2 – COVID-19 and the impact on the EU


Professor Ashoka Mody joins Professor Matthew Goodwin as they take an in depth look at the to the political and economic challenges facing the EU after COVID-19.

Part 3 – The impact of COVID-19 on the US


What might the Coronavirus crisis mean for the American economy, and also Donald Trump’s re-election chances? How might it impact on US-China relations? What is the latest data telling us, and how are Americans making sense of this new era? Professor Matthew Goodwin addresses the main topics through this US webinar.

Part 4 – The impact of COVID-19 on Asia


Professor Matthew Goodwin is joined by Singapore-based author and journalist James Crabtree, as they discuss Asia’s ongoing fight against the coronavirus, examining how nations like Taiwan and South Korea are managing economic re-opening, and also how the region’s fast-growing emerging markets are likely to cope with a looming combination of pandemic aftershocks and hastening de-globalisation.

Part 5 – The impact of COVID-19 on the UK


As we continue our global review, what political and economic impact is the coronavirus having on the UK? What are the public perceptions of the UK’s handling of the crisis, including attitudes to track and trace and the lifting of the lockdown? What is the future of conservatism, given new levels of debt and will the Brexit transition be extended? Professor Matthew Goodwin discusses this and more.

Part 6 – The Global Macroeconomic impact of COVID – 19


Harvard Senior Fellow Megan Greene joins Professor Matthew Goodwin in our grand finale as we consider what the global macroeconomic impact of COVID-19 will be.

Megan looks at the impact on global macroeconomics and challenges some of the conventional thinking. Professor Matthew Goodwin then examines the political ramifications of the economic tailwinds and revisits the 10 global themes he identified in part 1 of the series.

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Part 7 – Financial Future of the UK Economy


Professor Matthew Goodwin is joined by Paul Johnson, Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, as they undertake a comprehensive exploration of the financial future of the UK economy and tax policy post Covid-19.