Mervyn King's Radical Uncertainty

Mervyn King and Radical Uncertainty

The latest episode of our coronavirus crisis podcast features Sir Mervyn King. Lord King governed the Bank of England from 2003 to 2013, a period of intense economic and political instability that included the global financial crisis. He has also published books on risk, money, and their relationship in the modern world. His latest book, co-written with John Kay and published on March 17th, is Radical Uncertainty. We spoke with Sir Mervyn about how the ideas underlying his new book should guide our thinking as we make our way through the COVID crisis and about how and why the business and policy worlds misunderstood the shape of the global financial crisis.