Trump vs. Biden - A Turning Point for the World? 4pm UK

This session will run twice with different speakers - at 4:00 am ET (9:00 am GMT) and again at 11:00 am ET (4:00 pm GMT).

As the US Presidential election draws near and the race tightens, governments and businesses must be prepared for what lies ahead. The 2020 election outcome may be the most consequential in decades, given the daunting agenda that the US administration will face over the next four years. It will be tasked with helping the economy recover from its deepest recession in nearly a century, confront or accommodate a rising China in a changing global order, and deal with a Congress and Supreme Court that are working on policy changes towards healthcare, climate, technology regulation, among other key issues. The choices made will have a profound impact on the United States and globally.

We have teamed up with ING Group to examine the potential election outcomes and discuss the consequences each scenario would bring in the short and long run beyond 2020. The webinar marks the forthcoming report as part of Oxford Analytica and ING’s joint thought leadership series ‘US Politics Watch 2020’. Over the past year the series has monitored the election landscape, analyzing the likely political, economic, and regulatory impacts of different scenarios.

The expert panel will answer:

  • How will the US civics and party politics more broadly be affected by the election outcome and its aftermath?
  • If Biden wins, how far will he be able to deliver on his priorities? How crucial will be winning control of both the Senate and the House?
  • Would a Biden victory be a game-changer for climate action and policy towards the tech and health sectors? What would be the impact on the economy, trade, and the markets in 2021 and beyond?
  • If Trump is re-elected, would his policy priorities change and how would the longer-term priorities of the Republicans evolve? How would the Republicans respond to a Trump defeat?
  • How the United States will engage with the world in the case of Biden or Trump win? And what would be the implications from the geopolitical, economic, foreign policy, and global business perspectives?

October 15, 2020

4pm UK / 5pm CEST



Chief Economist & Center Leader, Economy, Strategy & Finance

The Conference Board

Fellow in Economics

St. Edmund Hall, University of Oxford

Senior Fellow

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Chief International Economist

ING Group

Global Head of the New Horizons Hub

ING Group

Director of the Center for Canadian Studies

Johns Hopkins University


Director of Analysis

Oxford Analytica

Deputy Director of Advisory

Oxford Analytica