Global Macro Economist, Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School & Contributing Writer for the Financial Times
Renowned for her stunning early prediction of the eurozone crisis in 2006 and her work on inequality and rules in macroeconomics that no longer work, Harvard Senior Fellow Megan Greene informs and entertains audiences with her no-nonsense and witty delivery of complex concepts in plain English. With a global focus drawn from a career split between the UK and US, she examines the intersection of macroeconomics, financial markets and politics for diverse audiences. Megan is not your typical two-handed economist—she has strong opinions and challenges conventional thinking but is well-informed and fair. She has a breadth of experience working in financial services, academia and policy and tailors her insights and forecasts specifically for her audiences. As one client wrote after a keynote for high-level executives in financial services, “her real gift is to translate esoteric, complex research and data into understandable and clear information. She knows all the main players in policy and has unparalleled access to them.” Read More >
CNBC: on Global Growth
Delphi Economic Forum: on Greece's Economy
Bloomberg: Megan Greene’s Path to Becoming an ‘Accidental Economist’
When economists find consensus on when a recession will hit, you can be reasonably sure it won’t fall then. Economic forecasting is a tricky business; they say the key to success it to forecast often. Megan Greene is unafraid to have out of consensus views and has a fantastic forecasting track record. She examines high frequency economic data, structural trends, global flows, political factors and policy developments to determine the state of the global recovery and to highlight risks and opportunities for businesses and markets.
Wealth and income inequality is one of the greatest economic, social and political challenges of our time. Increasing gaps between the haves and have-nots have eroded the social contract in a number of developed countries and caused many to question whether capitalism is really working for them. New disruptors such as technology and globalization have changed the drivers of wealth, wages and growth, but economists are still clinging on to old frameworks to understand these factors. The territory and the map are far apart—it’s no wonder economists have been getting lost. Megan Greene explains why the maps are outdated and updates them to provide some ideas on how policymakers and businesses can address inequality and to highlight what the world will look like if they don’t.
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