Global economy: should we fear the worst-case scenario?

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Generalized inflation, labor shortages, disruptions in supply chains: the economic crisis is well established. After an early recovery in 2021, the meteoric rise of the Omicron variant is worrying major international institutions and States, from major powers to developing countries and emerging countries.

Is this pessimism exaggerated? Are we heading towards a financial crisis? Should central banks act using the interest rate tool? Should we at all costs aim for a strong recovery in growth, to the detriment of environmental requirements?

Our guests :

Jezabel Couppey-Soubeyran, economist, lecturer at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, teacher in monetary and financial economics. Author of ” Economy in comics (Casterman)

– Sylvie Matelly, economist, deputy director of IRIS (Institute of international and strategic relations), author of ” Geopolitics of the economy, 40 illustrated sheets to understand the world (Eyrolles).

Our listening advice

– Inflation is becoming a concern in many countries, rich and poor. The rise in food prices is the most glaring illustration of this. Great report in Ivory Coast by Alexis Bédu, journalist in the Economy department of RFI.

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