Uncertainty Shocks: Measuring the Implications for International Trade and Economic Growth
The COVID-19 pandemic, the United Kingdom’s Brexit journey, and the U.S.-China trade war have all contributed to greater uncertainty in international trade. How do we measure it? In the opening keynote for this webinar series, Dr. Nicholas Bloom discusses the World Uncertainty Index he co-created and what it can tell us about uncertainty shocks affecting international trade and prospects for global economic growth.
This webinar is part of a six-session series on “International Trade: Measuring and Managing Risk and Uncertainty.” The series is hosted by the Clayton Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, with support from the CME Group Foundation. All webinars are free and open to the public.
Nicholas Bloom is the Eberle Professor of Economics at Stanford University and the co-Director of the National Bureau of Economic Research Productivity and Innovation program. He has a BA from Cambridge, MPhil from Oxford and PhD from University College London. Before Stanford he worked at McKinsey & Company and the UK Treasury. On the personal side he is English, living with his Scottish wife and American kids in a multi-accented house on Stanford campus.