Weekly Economics Podcast: Covid-19 and global capitalism
Ayeisha Thomas-Smith is joined by Dr Tobias Franz, Lecturer in Economics at SOAS and Shreya Nanda, Economist at IPPR
14 August 2020
It’s a cliche by now to say that Covid-19 has upended our economy. Industries have ground to a halt, and are only just beginning to start up again. Just this week the UK plunged into recession, with the worst drop in GDP of any G7 nation.
But what about outside the G7? How have the effects of Covid ricocheted around the global economy?
In the last few episodes we’ve heard how