event
Centre for Finance and Development
Thursday
25
June
Global Economic Prospects report June 2020 by World Bank

Global Economic Prospects: Pandemic and Crisis

Ayhan Kose, Franziska Ohnsorge, Nathan Sussman, Ugo Panizza
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Online debate on the latest World Bank Global Economic Prospects Report with the World Bank and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

10:30-12:00 ECT (Washington); 15:30-17:00 BST (London); 16:30-18:00 CEST (Geneva)

COVID-19 has triggered the deepest global recession in decades. While the ultimate outcome is still uncertain, the pandemic is expected to plunge most countries into recession in 2020, with per capita income contracting in the largest fraction of countries globally since 1870. The immediate policy priorities are to alleviate the human costs and attenuate the near-term economic losses. Once the crisis abates, it will be necessary to reaffirm a credible commitment to sustainable policies and undertake the reforms necessary to buttress long-term prospects. Global coordination and cooperation provide the greatest chance of achieving public health goals and enabling a robust recovery.

Join us in this webinar presentation and discussion of the World Bank's latest Global Economic Prospects report.

 

Speakers:

  • Ayhan Kose, Director, Prospects Group, World Bank

  • Franziska Ohnsorge, Manager, Development Prospects Group, World Bank

  • Nathan Sussman, Professor and Director, Centre for Finance and Development

  • Ugo Panizza, Professor and Deputy Director, Centre for Finance and Development (moderator)

 

Register on Zoom   Read the report

Nathan Sussman’s presentation (PDF, 526 KB)

Video recording of the online discussion

 

CEPR, World Bank and CFD logos

This event is jointly organised by the Graduate Institute's Centre for Finance and Development (CFD), the World Bank and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).