Economic Smackdown: How Politics Make or Break Economies

Economic Smackdown: How Politics Make or Break Economics

This program is now occurring on Thursday, April 1

Panelists TBA
Laura Mandaro,
Assistant Markets Editor, MartketWatch- Moderator

If the recent financial crisis has taught us anything, it is that no nation is recession proof. The downturn seems to have left few points on the political or economic spectrums untouched, simultaneously striking rich democracies and the developing world. However, though consequences of the crisis are being felt all over the globe, certain economies have undoubtedly fared better than others. These include both the predictable powerhouse, China, and the emerging economic power, Brazil. With two countries of such divergent political and economic systems leading the world economy out of recession, can there possibly be a formula for weathering the financial storm? Our panel of experts will take a deeper look at how various political regimes - communist, capitalist or something in between - are equipped to deal with economic crises. It might be that when it comes to boosting the economy at home, there are viable options to be found beyond our borders.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. networking reception
Cost: $12 members, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: Photo by the World Economic Forum on Flickr