On 3 February, 2015, Professor Ian Goldin spoke about his book, The Butterfly Defect, for an audience at the LSE, addressing how global hyperconnectivity creates systemic risks and how this can be managed effectively. The event also saw him in conversation with Professor Danny Quah, Professor of Economics and International Development at LSE, chaired by Jean-Pierre Zigrand, Associate Professor of Finance at LSE and Director of the Systemic Risk Centre.
Professor Ian Goldin, Director of the Oxford Martin School, delivers the keynote at the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) conference in New York. The conference brought ogether a distinguished line-up of government decision-makers and leading players in the field of global health to review how, in a time of resource constraints, ever-broader healthcare systems can sustainably meet the needs and expectations of patients and societies.
Globalisation has brought us vast benefits including growth in incomes, education, innovation and connectivity. Professor Ian Goldin, Director of the Oxford Martin School, argues that it also has the potential to destabilise our societies. In The Butterfly Defect: How globalisation creates systemic risks, and what to do about it, he and co-author Mike Mariathasan, Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Vienna, argue that the recent financial crisis is an example of the risks that the world will face in the coming decades.
The risks spread across supply chains, pandemics, infrastructure, ecology, climate change, economics and politics. Unless these risks are addressed, says Goldin, they could lead to greater protectionism, xenophobia, nationalism and to deglobalisation, rising conflict and slower growth.
In his Ideas Lab session at the World Economic Forum’s 2014 Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin, Professor Ian Goldin, Director of the Oxford Martin School, speaks about building resilience against systemic risks, an issue explored in depth in his latest book, The Butterfly Defect.
Professor Ian Goldin interviewed at Les Rencontres économiques d’Aix-en-Provence 2014 on the limits of globalisation and global economic governance.
As part of the World Bank’s Open Learning Campus, focusing on the World Development Report 2014, Professor Ian Goldin gives insights into managing global risks.
What are the impacts of population growth? Can our planet support the demands of the ten billion people anticipated to be the world’s population by the middle of this century? Here Professor Ian Goldin gives an overview of ‘Is the Planet Full?’, a collection of essays from Oxford Martin School academics, tackling one of the most important issues of our time.