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Listen to the World's top economists discuss their research and deconstruct global economic trends.

    Women in Economics: Una Osili on the Resilience of Philanthropy and Why so Few African Women Economists

    Women in Economics: Una Osili on the Resilience of Philanthropy and Why so Few African Women Economists

    When disaster strikes, the knee-jerk reaction is to seek public funds for support, but private donors have the agility that governments often don’t. And while capital flows to Africa slowed to a trickle during the pandemic, philanthropy and remittances held steady. Una Osili is the Associate Dean for Research and International Programs at Indiana University and holds the Efroymson Chair in Philanthropy. Osili believes Africa would benefit from more private donor funding and more African women to manage it. In this podcast, Journalist Rhoda Metcalfe asks Dr. Osili about her work and why there aren’t more women economists on the continent.
    Transcript: https://bit.ly/4bhCfvP

    • 19 min
    Policymaking in Times of Conflict and Instability

    Policymaking in Times of Conflict and Instability

    Conflict disrupts lives and economies everywhere, but recent IMF analytical work suggests the economic impact of conflict in the Middle East and Central Asia has proven larger and more persistent than in other regions. In this podcast, Ghassan Salamé (SciencesPo Paris), Mark Malloch-Brown (Open Society Foundations), and Rola Dashti (UNESCWA) discuss how the recent scourge of conflict and instability requires innovative thinking. The panel was held during the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings and moderated by CNN International’s Julia Chatterley.

    • 41 min
    Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas on the Global Outlook: Steady but Slow

    Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas on the Global Outlook: Steady but Slow

    The World Economic Outlook is more than projected growth rates. The research behind those projections tells the story of how 190 countries, slowly but steadily, found their way through the fog of the past few years to emerge a testament to the resilience of the global economy. Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas is IMF Chief Economist and brings together the multitude of analytics, data and insight that provide the signposts. In this podcast, Gourinchas says while the fears of a global recession have not materialized, the path ahead is not without obstacles. Transcript: https://bit.ly/4b5O6x6
     Read the full report at IMF.org

    • 29 min
    Wenjie Chen on Sub-Saharan Africa’s Latest Outlook

    Wenjie Chen on Sub-Saharan Africa’s Latest Outlook

    Sub-Saharan Africa is slowly emerging from four turbulent years with higher growth expected for nearly two thirds of countries in the region. But while inflation has almost halved and debt has broadly stabilized, economies are still grappling with financing shortages and impending debt repayments. Wenjie Chen is deputy head of the team that publishes the Regional Economic Outlook for sub-Saharan Africa. In this podcast, she says the surging global demand for critical minerals key to renewable energy systems could help the region overcome the ongoing funding squeeze.  
    Transcript: https://bit.ly/3WbU6iT
     Read the full report at IMF.org

    • 23 min
    Global Financial Stability: Fragilities Along Disinflation’s Last Mile

    Global Financial Stability: Fragilities Along Disinflation’s Last Mile

    As inflation slowly subsides and optimism pervades financial markets, the latest Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR) warns of potential setbacks. Fabio Natalucci and Jason Wu head the GFSR team. In this podcast, they discuss risks associated with debt and the private credit market, struggling real estate sectors in China and the US, cybersecurity, and a host of other risks to the much anticipated soft landing.
    Transcript: https://bit.ly/4axvy8z

    • 26 min
    Kristalina Georgieva: The 2020s: Turbulent, Tepid or Transformational?

    Kristalina Georgieva: The 2020s: Turbulent, Tepid or Transformational?

    IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva kicks off the 2024 IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings from the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC, with her customary curtain raiser speech. Go to IMF.org to follow the Spring Meetings and find all the IMF flagship reports, including the World Economic Outlook, the Global Financial Stability Report, and the Fiscal Monitor.
    Webcast and transcript: https://bit.ly/4aRkmDg

    • 24 min

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