Date

Jun 25 2024

Time

10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Shocks, Crises, and False Alarms: How to Assess True Macroeconomic Risk with Philipp Carlsson-Szlezak

Shocks, Crises, and False Alarms: How to Assess True Macroeconomic Risk with Philipp Carlsson-Szlezak 

In the wake of recent economic shocks like the pandemic, recession, inflation, and war, executives and investors can no longer afford to ignore macroeconomic risks. However, unreliable forecasting models and contradictory data make it extremely challenging to decode whether disruptions are transitory or represent permanent structural changes.  

In his book Shocks, Crises, and False Alarms: How to Assess True Macroeconomic Risk, BCG Chief Economist Philipp Carlsson-Szlezak provides a refreshing perspective on how to build sound macroeconomic judgment – revealing that doomsday narratives are often false alarms and uncovering the fundamental strengths of our current economic landscape. 

In this roundtable, Philipp will meet with members to discuss ideas from the book and empower strategists to realistically assess continuously evolving risks in the economy, financial system, and geopolitical arena.  

Speakers Bio:  

Philipp Carlsson-Szlezak is Boston Consulting Group’s Global Chief Economist and a managing director and partner in the firm’s New York office. He was previously chief economist at Sanford C. Bernstein and, earlier in his career, advised financial institutions and governments at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and McKinsey & Company. He is the co-author of SHOCKS, CRISES, AND FALSE ALARMS: How to Assess True Macroeconomic Risk.