Lord Jim O’Neill, creator of the acronym BRIC for Brazil, Russia, India and China, opened the final conference of the ESRC Rising Powers and Interdependent Futures programme with a keynote lecture about Rising Powers and 21st century globalisation. Based on an analysis of cyclical and structural trends in the world economy, the talk concludes with a discussion of policy options to improve globalisation, involving both governments and the private sector.

Listen to the full keynote lecture given on 21 June 2017 in Manchester here: