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Greentech bubbles and investment in a green revolution

Published on February 6, 2022   42 min

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Interviewer: Today, I'm discussing a Greentech bubble. There's an important question mark after bubble, with the author of the article, which was published in Project Syndicate on 8th March 2021. The author has been described as a theorist practitioner. He is in one persona, Dr. William H. Janeway, an affiliated member of the Faculty of Economics at Cambridge University, and in another where he's better known as Bill Janeway, an active growth investor, Senior Advisor and Managing Director at Warburg Pincus. It is assumed that listeners will have already read the article. William, Bill, thank you very much for sparing the time for this interview. I want to hear your views on investment in Greentech and bubbles, both from the perspective of the wider economy and that of investors and other funders. First, why might this be a bubble? Dr. Janeway: Neal, I'm delighted to be with you, I'm delighted to talk about this article and put it into a broader context. A Greentech bubble, the signs of that we've seen in the extraordinary performance of the shares of a range of companies, the most visible, of course, is Tesla, but it also includes a variety of startups, with no revenue being highlighted as potential transformational contributors to the electrification of transportation. We've seen it with a number of new technology battery companies,

Greentech bubbles and investment in a green revolution

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