Gita Gopinath – Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund

Although many of us have been sweltering this summer in what has been the hottest month ever recorded, international investors and market analysts have been sweating for different reasons. Dark clouds are looming over the global economy, as a No-Deal Brexit becomes ever more likely, the US-China trade war worsens, recession in several countries is bearing down, and central bankers are struggling to find new instruments in their monetary policy. All this is represented by an inverted yield curve in US treasury bills, an omen that has preceded previous economic downturns. What then should we expect from the global economy in 2020 and what should we do to avoid another global recession?

To help us answer these questions and more is Chief Economist of the IMF, Dr. Gita Gopinath. Dr. Gopinath is an expert and leading scholar in exchange rates, sovereign debt, and capital flows. She has recently conducted research on the influence of the US Dollar on international trade, as part of the IMF’s External Sector Report 2019. As well as being Chief Economist of the IMF, Dr. Gopinath is also the John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and Economics at Harvard University’s economics department.

What: The IMF, Future Economic Crises and Policy Making

Who: Gita Gopinath – Chief Economist IMF

When: 18h of September, 13:00 till 14:00

Where: E-Hal, Roeterseiland

Interviewers: Luis Amaro Mendes & Fabián Nieuwkoop Rodríguez

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