Glen Hodgson is senior fellow at the Conference Board of Canada. The transformation to a low-carbon economy has begun. Much of the public debate has been about the policy framework and instruments for shaping a low-carbon economy. Some of the basic economic fundamentals, such as the role of consumption and investment, and the impact on growth and wealth, have been largely skipped over.
The global economy is performing very well right now. The International Monetary Fund recently upped its world economic outlook and is projecting global growth of 3.6 per cent in 2017, followed by 3.7 per cent in 2018. The consensus among private-sector forecasters follows a similar pattern. Yet, with every forecast, there should be an assessment of factors that could change the story, positively and particularly negatively. There are plenty of risk factors that could sneak up and spoil the party.
This article was originally published in The Globe and Mail on October 10, 2017. Modern life is complicated, and disruption is one of the main reasons why. Many different forces of disruption are at play today, changing how we live and work. The Conference Board of Canada regularly identifies risk or uncertainty when it does an economic forecast, and disruption is bigger than either of these. It can create new business and political winners – as well as big losers.
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