Gillian Tett is one of the world’s most in-demand economists. An acclaimed columnist and author at the Financial Times, she has long used her training as an anthropologist to break new ground on economic affairs, notably predicting the 2007–8 financial crisis after she observed the way bankers were behaving around the world.
In October 2023 she came to the Intelligence Squared stage to explore the biggest challenges we face today with BBC broadcaster Jonny Dymond. What are the potential implications for the global economy of a second Trump presidency? Will the Conservatives be able to rein in inflation in time for next year’s general election? How fast will AI transform our lives for better and worse? And what can an anthropologist’s insights teach us about the cultural shifts driving global investments?
Tett analysed what she sees as the key trends shaping the world economy and shared her insights to help us better understand the key geopolitical and technological changes taking place in our society.