Emerging Economies – Question Time
Saturday 1 November, 3.30pm until 5.00pm, Lecture Theatre 1

Your chance to quiz renowned experts, economists and business leaders on the significance of the BRICs – from their impact on the West to their positive or negative influence on Africa and the underdeveloped world -  during a fast-paced and thoughtful end of day Question Time style session.

How do emerging economies as diverse as Cambodia, Slovenia, Dubai, Angola, Panama and Mexico measure up to the giants of India and China? For the first time since the Industrial Revolution, is the centre of the world economy turning away from the developed world?

Will the proclamations of the ‘end of history’ and the victory of Western liberal capitalism made in the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union prove to be premature? Will the war on terror become little more than a footnote in history, overshadowed by the rise of the emerging economies? Is China’s presence in Africa an opportunity for the continent or new imperialism in action? How will the dynamic growth of the developing world shape the political landscape of the 21st century?

Stuart Simpson
financial services professional; researcher and writer, emerging economies and quantitative finance
John Dovey
acting president UK Corporates BT Global Services
Dr Linda Yueh
fellow in economics, St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford; adjunct professor of economics, London Business School; economics editor, Bloomberg TV
Jim O’Neill
managing director and head, Global Economic Research, Goldman Sachs International; creator of acronym BRIC; board member, Royal Economic Society and think tanks Bruegel and Itinera; member, UK-India Round Table and UK India Business Council
Professor Slavo Radosevic
professor of Industry and Innovation Studies, University College London
Ceri Dingle
director, WORLDwrite & WORLDbytes

 Produced by
Stuart Simpson financial services professional; researcher and writer, emerging economies and quantitative finance

Ceri Dingle director, WORLDwrite & WORLDbytes

Patrick Hayes director, British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA)

 Recommended readings
Into the storm

How the emerging world copes with the tempest will affect the world economy and politics for a long time

Economist, 24 October 2008

China 'can be engine of growth'

The economic crisis of 2008 is rooted in the so-called "global imbalances", whereby the West borrowed too much, funded by Asian savings.

Linda Yueh, BBC News, 20 October 2008

Silver lining up for grabs

Despite unprecedented and co-ordinated actions by governments and central banks around the world to boost liquidity and support the financial sector, investors remain sceptical.

Mark Mobius, Financial Times, 20 October 2008

Charting a different course

Will emerging economies change the shape of global finance?

Economist, 9 October 2008

Emerging Markets

After more than a year of relatively small spillovers from the financial turmoil in advanced economies, equity prices in emerging markets succumbed to the dramatic worsening of financial distress in mid-September 2008.

International Monetary Fund, October 2008

New Champions: Tianjin 2008

Leaders gather in Tianjin for a three-day meeting that will focus on fast-growing companies with the potential to transform the world economy

Financial Times, September 2008


Over the next 50 years, Brazil, Russia, India and China—the BRICs economies—could become a much larger force in the world economy. We map out GDP growth, income per capita and currency movements in the BRICs economies until 2050.

Goldman Sachs

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