Economics in business podcast series

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Welcome to our podcast series where we'll be exploring the outlook for the UK and global economy. Throughout the year, our economists will be sharing their insights and perspectives on key economic events and the implications for business, in short episodes lasting between 5-10 minutes.

New episodes will be regularly added on a range of topics from identifying pockets of opportunity in the global economy, to the benefits of female economic empowerment and the potential impact of technology on jobs. Sign up to listen to the podcasts on your desktop or mobile device, using one of the options below.


Latest episodes

Episode 9: Why is wage growth sluggish?

03/08/18

Labour markets in most advanced economies have (almost) never been better - but wages haven't really picked up. Our Senior Economist, Barret Kupelian, explains what's driving this disparity and what it could mean for businesses.

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Episode 8: How can companies benefit from Behavioural Economics?

11/04/18

Organisations are increasingly using Behavioural Economics (BE) to improve the way they interact with customers by better understanding their behaviour. Suresh Natarajan, who leads our BE practice, shares his experiences of using BE to help clients, and his views on where the field may be headed.

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Episode 7: Helping companies conquer country risk

09/03/18

In an era of geopolitical transformation, what do financial markets tell us about country risk premia? Economist Rob Vaughan shares the latest trends from our country risk premium model, and how this insight can help companies manage country risk.

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Episode 6: What's the economic cost of natural disasters?

05/01/18

Economist James Loughridge, joins our host, Laura Gatz, to discuss what our latest research can tell us about the frequency and cost of natural disasters, and how this impacts an economy.

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Episode 5: Devising a future vision for Financial Services with economics

14/11/17

Nick Forrest, our Head of Financial Services in Economic Consulting, explains how he and his team used economic principles and methods to help The CityUK develop a strategy for the Financial Services Sector.

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Episode 4:  How will automation impact jobs?

07/08/17

We explore which industries and types of workers are likely to be most affected by automation, but also consider the potential job and productivity gains resulting from technological progress.

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Episode 3: What's next for UK interest rates?

10/07/17

With inflation rapidly on the rise and the US Federal Reserve continuing to raise rates, could we see an increase in UK interest rates this year? 

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Episode 2: Closing the gender pay gap: the potential $2 trillion prize 

17/05/17

We explore which OECD countries have made the greatest progress in closing their gender pay gaps and discuss what government and business can do to speed up this progress.

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Episode 1: Beyond the BRICs, where do the pockets of opportunity lie?

28/04/17

Barret Kupelian, senior economist, shares his views on which mid-sized economies businesses should be looking at to expand their international footprint. 

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Contact us

Laura Gatz-Schulz
Associate, PwC United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 7872815793
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Barret Kupelian
Senior Economist, PwC United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7213 1579
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