Shaping the Rebirth of the Global Economy | IEFA Conversations Series

The IEFA Conversation Series are back with new and different virtual discussions involving global leaders.
We invite you to join us weekly as we continue our commitment to advance understanding, exchange insights and share solutions on major challenges facing the world.
This week, in partnership with BMO, we are pleased to bring you a new episode with Carmen Reinhart, Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank Group, and Karin Strohecker, Chief Correspondent for Emerging Markets at Reuters.
During this stimulating conversation, Ms. Reinhart shared her thoughts under the general theme “Shaping the Rebirth of the Global Economy”, and was asked, among others, the following questions:
  • How concerned are you that there might be lasting permanent scars from the fallout of the pandemic?
  • How optimistic are you that we are on the way to having a better global financial architecture to resolve debt crisis?
  • How do you see the push for a greener recovery intersecting with debt relief? Should there be an intersection and should those two come as a package?
  • What do you think institutions like the World Bank can do or have to do to rebuild trust?
  • Does it make a difference to have women being such a prominent part of the process of helping to rebuild the global economy? Do they bring a different perspective?
Carmen M. Reinhart is the Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank Group. Assuming this role on June 15, 2020, Reinhart provides thought leadership for the institution at an unprecedented time of crisis. She also manages the Bank’s Development Economics Department. Reinhart’s areas of expertise are in international finance and macroeconomics. Her work has helped to inform the understanding of financial crises in both advanced economies and emerging markets. She has published extensively on capital flows, exchange rate policy, banking and sovereign debt crises, and contagion.
She holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University.
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Stay tuned for the next round of interviews, which includes Amgen Chairman & CEO Robert Bradway, European Investment Bank (EIB) President Werner Hoyer, and many more to come!

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