The pandemic has had drastic implications across the globe. Still, as industrial countries return to a sense of normalcy thanks to vaccinations, the reality for many emerging and developing economies is bleak. Differences in fiscal space, gaps in healthcare systems, and inequities in vaccine distribution have left many lives and livelihoods at risk. There is a growing risk of an asynchronous recovery. Averting the most significant economic scars will require a global response and policy action on several fronts.
Gita Gopinath, Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund and Professor of Economics at Harvard Univerity, will join us to expand on these issues for the fourth event of our Rethinking Capitalism series. Elias Papaioannou, Academic Director of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development, will serve as the host discussing with Gita the World Economy’s recovery.
Gita Gopinath is the Economic Counsellor and Director of the Research Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF); on leave of public service from Harvard University’s Economics Department where she is the John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and Economics. Gopinath’s research focuses on international finance and macroeconomics. She has authored numerous research articles on exchange rates, trade and investment, financial crises, monetary policy, debt, and emerging market crises.
Elias Papaioannou is a Professor of Economics at LBS, where he also serves as an Academic Co-Director of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development. His research focuses on international finance, political economy, growth, development, and economic history.