The Heat: World Economic Forum 2022

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Ukraine, rising prices, fears of a global recession, the ongoing pandemic and signs that governments aren’t doing enough to fight global warming, made for quite the gathering of political and business leaders over the past week in Davos, Switzerland.

Inflation has undermined consumer confidence and shaken the world’s financial markets, prompting central banks to raise interest rates.

And food shortages, brought on by the Ukraine conflict, have led to what the UN calls “a global food security crisis.”

Joining the discussion:

  • Gilson Schwartz is an economics professor at the University of São Paulo.
  • Victor Gao is a chair professor at Soochow University.
  • Anton Fedyashin is a Russian affairs analyst and history professor at American University.
  • Anthony Chan served as a managing director and chief economist at JP Morgan Chase.