Economic Outlook in Times of 'Corona'

Scenarios for the German and Japanese Economy

Edgar Walk, Chief Economist, Metzler Asset Management


2020-04-23, 09:30 - 10:30 ()

 Online via Microsoft Teams

Looking back for merely four months, 'Corona' already has had a tremendous impact on the global economy. Given the facts that supply chains are greatly intertwined, and trade is being realized on global scale in most countries, there is barely any economy left unaffected by the current situation.

How did German and Japanese markets – both economies being great export nations – react, which countermeasures are being taken to cushion the impact? Can the institutions of EU, ECB, and BoJ work as stabilizing factors by granting financial stimuli? How quickly can Japan and Germany recover from recession? Which lessons are to be taken away from this crisis, looking at work behavior, supply chain diversification, health care systems?


Edgar Walk joined Metzler in 2000. As Chief Economist in the Asset Management division, he is responsible for formulating our global economic outlook. Due to his close cooperation with the portfolio management, he focuses on capital market themes as well as on global economic analyses. Mr. Walk holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Tübingen in Germany and spent a semester at the University of Doshisha in Kyoto, Japan. In addition, he completed the program - Advanced Studies in International Economic Policy Research - at the Institute of World Economy in Kiel, Germany. 


  • 09.30 Opening by DJW
  • 09.40 Speech by Edgar Walk
  • 10.10 Q&A
  • 10.30 Closing


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