My guest is leading economist, writer and broadcaster, Dr Linda Yueh. Her latest book, The Great Economists: How Their Ideas Can Help Us Today answers the biggest economic questions of our time by drawing on the ideas of the thinkers who have changed our world. It was selected as The Times’s Best Business Books of 2018 and also by Newsweek magazine in the U.S. as the Best Fiction and Non-Fiction of 2018.
In this episode we have a treat for you as we are going to talk about economics and history.
Dr Linda Yueh is Fellow in Economics at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford, Adjunct Professor of Economics at London Business School, and Visiting Professor at LSE IDEAS. She is a broadcaster, including for BBC Radio 4 and the World Service, and was the BBC’s Chief Business Correspondent and host of “Talking Business with Linda Yueh”, as well as Economics Editor at Bloomberg TV.
Linda Yueh has served as a special advisor for the World Bank, the European Commission, Asian Development Bank, and World Economic Forum in Davos. She was Co-Chair of the Global Cities Business Alliance (GCBA) and sits on the supervisory Policy Committee of the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at the London School of Economics and Political Science, as well as serving on the Advisory Board of The Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF). Linda has been a Non-Executive Director of several FTSE companies, an advisor to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), and Board member of London & Partners, the official promotional agency for London. Linda gave testimony before the Treasury Select Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Commons, UK Parliament, on the impact of China on the world and UK economy.
Linda Yueh is widely published and is the Editor of the Economic Growth and Development book series at Routledge. Her latest book is The Great Economists: How Their Ideas Can Help Us Today (What Would the Great Economists Do?)
Linda’s expertise is in economic and business issues, particularly the global economic environment, including the Chinese economy and Brexit.
Recorded: 22nd January 2019
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