Creating the Economy of the Future: A Special Newsweek Series

What key forces will shape the global economy in years to come? Newsweek's four-part interview series on the future of the economy explores the critical factors that will impact our shared financial outlook: what is next for capitalism, the role of robotics and AI, free trade and climate change.

This special series sponsored by the government of Japan is hosted by Dorie Clark, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Long Game.

Understanding the Future of Capitalism

Adam Posen, president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, starts our series with a look at the future of capitalism. We dive into supply chains, cryptocurrency, the great resignation and the importance of immigration.

Posen has contributed to research and public policy on monetary and fiscal policies in the G-20 and received the Order of the Rising Sun from the government of Japan in 2021.

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How Robotics and AI Will Shape the Economy of the Future

Ulrike Schaede, professor at the School of Global Policy and Strategy, University of California, San Diego, continues our look into the future discussing robotics, AI, the reinvention of business in Japan and small business.

Schaede is the founding director of the Japan Forum for Innovation and Technology and author of The Business Reinvention of Japan: How to Make Sense of the New Japan and Why It Matters.

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Here's What the Future of Free Trade Looks Like

Wendy Cutler, vice president of Asia Society Policy Institute, speaks with Clark about the future of free trade, from trade policies and re-shoring to women's empowerment and the roles these topics play in our shared future.

Cutler leads trade, innovation, investment, and women's empowerment initiatives in Asia. Her career includes nearly three decades as a diplomat and negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

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Here's What the Future of Climate Change Looks Like

Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency, wraps up our series with a look at the challenges of climate change as it relates to the economy of the future. Topics include rising energy prices, Ukraine, hydrogen as a fuel source and more.

Birol also chairs the World Economic Forum's Energy Advisory Board and is the recipient of numerous state decorations, including the Order of the Rising Sun and the French Legion of Honour.

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