Business School Briefing: US economy, ingenious reinvention


Welcome to Business School Briefing. We offer you insights from Andrew Hill and the Business Education team and the pick of top stories being read in business schools. Edited by Wai Kwen Chan and Andrew Jack.


The US economy: views from Chicago Booth

The FT has launched a series called FT-IGM US Macroeconomists Survey in which we asked economists at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business to give their insights on the US economy, interest and inflation rates.

The plan is to launch six updates a year, with the next one coming out in early September.

Box plot showing economists' forecasts for US GDP growth in 2021, according to the FT-IGM survey of more than 50 economists. The median forecast is 6.5%, however there is substantial variation in the predictions. 18 economists believe the tail risk skews to the downside, while 7 (who are relatively gloomy in their forecasts) see more upside potential. The rest believe the risks are evenly distributed.

Women at the Start

Find out how business schools are trying to encourage women into finance publishing. Take a look at our Women at the Start special report: read careers advice from those who graduated in the 2008 financial crisis and learn how business schools…

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