The Global Economic Implications Of The Pandemic
Dr. Danny Leipziger
Thursday, June 4, 2020 | 12:00 pm-1:15 pm
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This virtual discussion will cover:
- The policy responses of major countries to the pandemic
- How these actions exacerbate pre-existing trends that were affecting the global economy
- The nature of the recovery and the nature of the post-COVID-19 economics challenges, focusing on Emerging Market Economies, in particular.
About Dr. Danny Leipziger
Danny Leipziger is Professor of International Business and International Affairs at George Washington University, and Managing Director of the Growth Dialogue, an institute focused on policy research and advisory work in emerging market economies. He is former Vice President for Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (2004–09) at the World Bank. Over the course of his 28-year career at the World Bank, he held management positions in the East Asia and the Latin America and Caribbean Regions as well as in the World Bank Institute. Prior to joining the Bank, Dr. Leipziger served in senior positions at the USAID and on the Policy Planning Staff of the U.S. Department of State. He also has been the Vice Chair of the Spence Commission on Growth and Development (2005-2009) and a Member of the World Economic Forum’s Council on Inclusive Economic Growth.
He has published widely in the areas of development economics and finance, industrial policy, and banking, including books on Korea, Chile, and East Asia; on financial crises and development strategies; and recent volumes Globalization and Growth (with M. Spence), on rising inequality, Stuck in the Middle (with A. Estache), and on mega-trends and scenario analyses, Economic Challenges for Korea (with C. Dahlman and S. Yusuf). Recently published work is on the future of globalization, gender-based growth diagnostics, and development strategies. A frequent contributor to the Financial Times, he has also written for Project Syndicate and VoxEU, and organized Bellagio conferences for the Rockefeller Foundation. He is an expert commentator on issues of global macroeconomics and finance, inequality and development, urbanization and innovation.
Dr. Leipziger is an advisor to multilateral development banks, think-tanks, the G24 and numerous governments. The Growth Dialogue that he founded and manages has been active in promoting new thinking on economic growth. He received his B. A. in economics (magna cum laude) from the City College of New York and his Ph. D. in Economics from Brown University.