American voters are about to select their President. But presidential influence extends far beyond the borders of the United States.
The World’s Marco Werman is in London, speaking to people from across the planet about the US presidency and its effects on their lives.
American presidents don’t control every element of the global economy from Washington, D.C. But the ways in which they enact economic policy are felt abroad nonetheless.
To launch our series on presidential influence around the world, Marco Werman describes why he’s in London.
For many in this year’s presidential election, Europe has become a by-word for economic failure. On the campaign trail, ‘Greece’, in particular, has been code for ‘economic ruin’. Marco speaks with a Greek comedian based in London, Katerina Vrana.
America remains a world leader by many economic indices. And for some working in global finance, the person who occupies the White House does matter when it comes to the global economy.
Priyanka Malhotra works in global financial policy-making in London.
At St. Pancras International, the railway station that links London to continental Europe, Marco meets commuters from Paris, Lisbon and other places. Some see the US president as a powerful influence on their own economies; others suggest it’s economies that lead presidents.