45: In conversation with: James Carrick, Global Economist

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Variable or fixed rate mortgage? That’s the first question asked once someone knows you’re an economist, in James’s experience. Despite an original plan to study computer programming, when the school didn’t offer the course he turned to economics, following it through academia and into the Treasury. From the world of computer games to interest rate expectations, we explore James’s search for the ultimate ‘underlying spreadsheet’.

In our discussion, James talks about how the loss of his father’s job shaped his views of booms, busts and policy levers, and how the provision of capital from the ‘haves’ to the ‘have nots’ drives economic innovation and creative destruction.

Today’s guest:

• James Carrick, Global Economist, Asset Allocation team

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