McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics

Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Speakers
Douglas Holtz-Eakin

Chief Economic Adviser, McCain-Palin 2008

Austan Goolsbee

Senior Economic Adviser, Obama-Biden 2008; Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business

Presider
Floyd Norris

Chief Financial Correspondent, The New York Times

The McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics was a quarterly meetings series, which brought together major U.S. and foreign policymakers, business leaders, and independent commentators to discuss and debate current issues in international economics, such as global energy markets, tax policy, global demographic change, and securities regulation.

This meeting series was sponsored by the Corporate Program and the Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.

Top Stories on CFR

China

If conflict were to break out between China and Taiwan, the latter’s right to defend itself would hinge on its international legal status and the circumstances of the hostilities.

Supply Chains

Truck-driver shortages, “lean” inventories, and an overreliance on China plagued global supply chains long before the pandemic. Permanently addressing these and other issues will help the United States and rest of the world better cope with the next shock.

United Kingdom

Queen Elizabeth II is the monarch of fourteen countries in addition to the United Kingdom. Barbados’s transition to a republic has revived debate over the future of the Crown.