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The Essential Podcast from S&P Global is dedicated to sharing essential intelligence with those working in and affected by financial markets. Host Nathan Hunt focuses on those issues of immediate importance to global financial markets – macroeconomic trends, the credit cycle, climate risk, energy transition, and global trade – in interviews with subject matter experts from around the world.

Apr 19, 2021

As the outlook for the economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis brightens, market participants are closely watching the shape and speed of the rebound. While many are concerned about the risk of rapidly rising inflation as the Treasury yield curve steepens, commodity prices surge worldwide, and stimulus money fills U.S. consumers’ pockets, such fears may be overblown. S&P Global Ratings Global Chief Economist Paul Gruenwald joins the Essential Podcast to discuss the risk of unanchored inflation and benefits of orderly reflation in the wake of the U.S.’s $1.9 trillion fiscal stimulus package and proposed $2 trillion infrastructure package