On campus open programme

Global Macroeconomic Challenges

Understand the events, the key players, the economic complexities and the risks that will shape the post-COVID-19 world economy.

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Key details

  • Programme type
    On campus open programme
  • Location
    On campus
  • Start date
    9 Sept 2024  -  Open
  • Duration
    1 week, full-time
  • Department
    Department of Economics


Navigating unprecedented complexity and uncertainty

The wars in Ukraine and the Middle East and the pandemic have laid bare the vulnerabilities, interconnectedness and sheer complexity of our global economy. Successfully navigating the uncertainties of the post-COVID-19 world will require deep understanding of the risks, the impact of monetary and fiscal policies, the international monetary system and theories that underpin it, as well as the role and the fragilities of the key players on the global stage. This transformative programme leverages the full expertise of LSE faculty and distinguished visiting speakers to ground you in the events and debates that are reshaping our world economy; and to empower you with the knowledge and insights to make sense of the road that lies ahead.


A profound and transformational learning experience for you. Immediate and actionable insights for your organisation.

Programme content

Key topics:

How you learn

Global Macroeconomic Challenges is led by some of LSE’s foremost economics professors, visiting professors and guest speakers from the world’s leading universities and institutions. The programme convenes participants from all over the globe; leaders, thinkers and decision-makers with whom you will share perspectives, insights and intuition as you explore the key issues, concepts and challenges. Facts will be presented throughout the programme, and analysed in class using economic analytical frameworks to unearth insights within the logic of simple models. Lectures are an interactive and dynamic admixture of knowledge-sharing and class discussion, drawing on the most relevant and up-to-the-minute reading assignments for each topic.

View the provisional programme timetable below:

Who attends?

This programme is designed for leaders and executives who have prior basic understanding of macroeconomics. Participants include:

  • Practitioners in financial markets
  • Economic analysts
  • Portfolio managers interested in global macroeconomic issues
  • Policymakers
  • Financial strategists

“The teaching staff for this programme was diverse and they brought a lot of new ideas to the table. Given the mix of experience, it added a lot of energy to the discussions. I believe that there was a good mix of academic content and policy”.

Narayan Suraykumar, London Representative, International Monetary Fund, UK

Why LSE?

At LSE we understand the complex interconnectedness of the challenges facing our world. As Europe’s foremost social science university, we know that it is only by managing this interconnectedness that you can secure sustainability and success in business. All of our world-class programmes for business leaders leverage the fullest benefits of our renowned, interdisciplinary expertise – the science, the economics, the political and institutional interplay that underscores global business – so that you emerge with the fully rounded understanding, the integrated mindset and the leading-edge strategic tools to navigate complexity and spearhead meaningful change.


The programme is taught by:

Brunello Rosa

Brunello Rosa

Visiting Professor, Course Coordinator

Paul De Grauwe

Professor Paul De Grauwe

John Paulson Chair in European Political Economy

Ethan Ilzetzki

Dr Ethan Ilzetzki

Associate Professor

Ricardo Reis

Professor Ricardo Reis

Arthur Williams Phillips Professor of Economics

Department overview

The Department of Economics at LSE is globally acknowledged to be one of largest and best departments in the world. Almost every major intellectual development within Economics over the past fifty years has had input from members of the department, which counts ten Nobel Prize winners among its current and former staff and students.

Fees and entry requirements

Tuition fee: £7,450

This covers all tuition, course materials, daily lunches and networking events. You will receive an LSE certificate of completion at the end of the programme.

Entry requirements

All LSE executive education participants are required to have:

  • Fluency in English, proficiency level or working knowledge of the language is essential.
  • A good undergraduate degree or significant work experience in a relevant role(s).
  • Minimum five years’ professional experience. Typically our participants have more than ten years’ work experience, but we will consider those with less experience who have enjoyed an accelerated career path to a senior level.
  • Basic knowledge of macroeconomics.

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