Smita Jain (author of the new book Kkrishnaa's Konfessions)
For example, many thriller writers almost went out of business after the end of the cold war between the USA and USSR. Till they found terror. Perhaps it is time to think the same economically?
For some reason I couldn't leave a comment there, so here's my thoughts -
(1) For suspense you need a villain. Who is the antagonist in an economic suspense novel? Another corporation? Been there, done that.
(2) Remember that publication is on a two year delay, more or less. A story keyed to an economic environment rapidly becomes dated (although economies do cycle).
(3) It doesn't work to write about what everyone else is writing about. Just write what you think people would actually enjoy reading, especially people like yourself.
(4) I believe that upbeat stories are more likely to be successful in the coming climate, but that's just an educated guess.