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The BRICs Uncovered

with Stephen Sackur

Stephen Sackur speaks to Global Development Institute academics and other leading thinkers about the state of the BRIC economies today and the issues and challenges facing these emerging powers


with Stephen Sackur

A New Hard-Hitting interview series from MIM

Over the last five weeks, five hard-hitting interviews focused on the BRIC economies (Brazil, Russia, India and China) have been released - with Stephen Sackur in the hot seat. Each programme examines current issues and debates surrounding these nations, heightened by research completed by the University of Manchester, marking the completion of the University of Manchester’s  Rising Powers and Interdependent Futures Research Project.



The rising powers represent one of the main drivers of global economic and social change and first came to prominence after economist Lord Jim O’Neill coined the ‘BRIC’ acronym.



Each episode focusses on one key interview with policy insiders from Russia, China, Brazil and India including the former chief economist of the World Bank Kaushik Basu and Sergei Guriev, chief economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

These programmes are produced by Freddy Chick and Ashley Byrne and edited by James Brown.


Note: This article gives the views of the author/academic featured and does not represent the views of the Global Development Institute as a whole.

Episode 1 - Lord Jim O'Neill

BRIC Talk - Lord Jim O'Neill - MIM

Episode 2 - Yukon Huang


BRIC Talk - Yukon Huang - China

Episode 3 - Alex Schwartsman


BRIC Talk - Alexandre Schwartsman - Brazil

Episode 4 - Kaushik Basu


BRIC Talk - Kaushik Basu - India

Episode 5 - Sergei Guriev


BRIC Talk - Sergei Guriev - Russia
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