A new consensus for economic resilience

“Is there a need for systemic reform of global economic governance?

The Washington Consensus, first devised in 1989, is an economic paradigm that was reflected in the prevailing economic thinking as well as policy recommendations. However, as the world faces more fragilities and shocks than it used to, one might start wondering whether we should go further to address the acute and chronic issues that threaten the resilience of our societies. Economic orthodoxy might be shifting.

In this episode, Thomas Wieser joins Maria Demertzis and André Sapir to talk about his recent report for the G7 ‘Global Economic Resilience: Building Forward Better’ in which the authors present a new economic agenda, the Cornwall Consensus, to address the risk to economic resilience: environmental and health, and geo-political and socio-economic.”

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