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The Rise and Fall of Nations

LSE public lecture

Date: Tuesday 12 July 2016
Time:  6.30-8pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Ruchir Sharma
Chair:  Jonathan Black 

Ruchir Sharma explores the forces triggering political revolts and economic slowdowns in every major region. By narrowing down the thousands of factors that can shape a country’s future, he spells out ten clear rules for identifying the next big winners and losers in the global economy.

Ruchir Sharma will also discuss what light his analysis and data casts on our economic prospects after Brexit.  

This event marks the launch of his new book, The Rise and Fall of Nations: Ten Rules of Change in the Post-Crisis World.

Ruchir Sharma is Head of Emerging Markets and Chief Global Strategist at Morgan Stanley Investment Management. His acclaimed book, Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles (2012), an international bestseller, foretold the slowdown in the celebrated “BRIC” economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China. 

Jonathan Black is Europe Director at HM Treasury. He has held a number of senior economic policy roles in the UK government, including Press Secretary and Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. His is an alumni and governor of the LSE.

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