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EPISODE #23

Mohamed El-Erian - Munk Dialogue

Big economic thinker Mohamed El-Erian joined us for an in-depth conversation on the future of the global economy after COVID19.

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Mohamed El-Erian

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The question we are all starting to ask ourselves is what will the world look like post-COVID-19? How will this global pandemic change everything from our politics to our culture to global affairs? Famed economist Mohamed El-Erian joins us for an insightful discussion about how COVID-19 will reshape the global economy.

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Mohamed El-Erian

"It is hard for me to imagine that we haven't entered into a period of de-globalization. There is going to be a massive blame game once we re-open that will make us more nationalistic."

Mohamed El-Erian

"It is hard for me to imagine that we haven't entered into a period of de-globalization. There is going to be a massive blame game once we re-open that will make us more nationalistic."

Mohamed El-Erian is the chief economic adviser at Allianz, the corporate parent of PIMCO, where he served as CEO and co-chief investment officer. Allianz is one of Europe’s largest financial and insurance companies with more than $2 trillion euros under management.  Mohamed chaired President Obama's Global Development Council, is a columnist for Bloomberg View and a contributing editor to the Financial Times. He is the author of the  New York Times bestselling book The Only Game in Town: Central Banks, Instability, and Avoiding the Next Collapse. A second edition of the book, with a new introduction by Mohamed, was published this month by Random House.

Show Notes

You can purchase Mohamed El-Erian’s bestselling book, The Only Game in Town, here.
 
Mohamed recommends reading Shoshana Zuboff’s The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, about upcoming challenges presented by the digital future, which you can purchase here.
 
Mohamed believes that COVID-19 will accelerate a period of de-globalization. This is an in-depth view of how and why that might happen.
 
Mohamed talks about active inertia. This is when companies know they should do something different, but they end up following the same patterns, which can often lead to bad business decisions.
 

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