Date of release: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Ian HarwoodIs the global economy finally showing signs of recovery, or facing further crisis? That is the main subject of the next Big Picture seminar at the University of Greenwich, taking place on Wednesday 22 January.

Ian Harwood, a leading City economist, will give his assessment in a talk entitled An increasingly bright global economic outlook? This free event, organised by the university’s Business School,takes place at the Greenwich Campus from 5pm.

The talk will examine national policy responses to the global crisis and also discuss why the recovery, in terms of GDP and employment in developed economies, has been subdued by comparison with the aftermath of past recessions.

Ian Harwood has worked as a global macro-economist in the City of London since the late 1970s and was Chief Economist of SG Warburg (1986-94) and Dresdner Kleinwort (1994-2008). During those years he was highly valued by institutional investors around the world, being voted Number One in Global Economics in the Extel survey for eleven successive years from 1997 to 2007, and Number One in European Economics in the 2008 Institutional Investor survey.

More recently, Mr Harwood has served as an adviser to a wide-range of financial, corporate, charitable and higher educational institutions. He was a Visiting Professor at the University of Greenwich between 2010 and 2013.

The Big Picture seminar series attracts a range of high-profile speakers who share their expertise with staff, students and the public. Topics include entrepreneurship, leadership and management, financial forecasting, economics and the media.

Registration in advance is essential. For details, see:

For those who cannot attend, all the seminars will be podcast, with details at the above site.

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Picture: Ian Harwood.