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Europe: Smart and Green

March 23, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Join the Center on Global Economic Governance and the MPA in Economic Policy Management for our next lecture in the series: The World Economy: Views of Chief Economists; presenting world renowned economists from the private and public sector to discuss current global economic challenges and their perspectives of the future.

Lecture: Europe: Smart and Green


Debora Revoltella, Chief Economist and;Director of the Economics Department, European Investment Bank (EIB)

Moderated by

Jan Svejnar, James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economy; Director of the Center on Global Economic Governance, Columbia SIPA

The recovery from the coronavirus pandemic provides a unique opportunity for transformation; a chance to accelerate digitalisation and the climate transition. There is a serious risk, however: that the uncertainties and financial strains created by the pandemic could hold back investment by much of the corporate sector, squandering Europe's global lead in smart-green technology and critically delaying the changes required. Summarising the results of this year's EIB Investment Report, Debora Revoltella will analyse the impact of the pandemic for investment, the state of investment and investment finance for climate change mitigation and the adoption of digital technologies, and the European policy response that is needed.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

11:00am -12:30pm

Via Zoom

Advance registration required. Registrants will be sent a Zoom link prior to the event.

Debora Revoltella is the director of the Economics Department of the European Investment Bank, and has held this position since April 2011. The department provides impact-driven economic analysis to support operations, the global positioning as well as the policy and strategy definition of the bank. Debora holds a degree in economics and a masters in economics from Bocconi University as well as a PhD in economics from the University of Ancona in Italy. After the experience as an adjunct professor in macroeconomics at Bocconi University, Debora joined the research department of Banca Commerciale Italiana, a leading Italian Bank. In 2001, she joined UniCredit as the chief economist for Central and Eastern Europe. During these years, the department developed into a leading research centre for the region. Debora is a member of the Steering Committees of the Vienna Initiative and the CompNet, and a member of the Boards of the Joint Vienna Initiative, the SUERF and the Euro 50 Group.

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Center on Global Economic Governance