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Global Economic Outlook Post Covid: Road to Recovery?

February 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 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.

On February 23, 2021, Catherine L. Mann, Global Chief Economist at Citibank, will deliver the first lecture in this series, entitled “Global Economic Outlook Post Covid-19: Road to Recovery?”. Jan Svejnar, James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economy and Director, Center on Global Economic Governance, Columbia SIPA, will serve as moderator. 

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


Signs on the post-COVID road to recovery include normalization of spending patterns, more robust business investment and trade, strengthening labor markets, rising inflation, and asset markets valued against fundamentals.  How much policy support will it take to get there? 


Catherine L. Mann is the Global Chief Economist at Citibank since February 2018 where she is responsible for thought leadership, research guidance of a global team of economists, and cross-fertilization of research across macroeconomics, fixed-income, and equities. Prior to this position, she was Chief Economist at the OECD, where she also was Director of the Economics Department and was Finance Deputy to the G20 (2014-2017). Prior to the OECD, she held the Barbara '54 and Richard M. Rosenberg Professor of Global Finance at the International Business School, Brandeis University, where she also directed the Rosenberg Institute of Global Finance (2006-2014). She spent 20-plus years in Washington, DC (1984-2006) where her positions included Senior Fellow at the Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics; Economist, Senior Economist, and Assistant Director in the International Finance Division at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors; Senior International Economist on the President's Council of Economic Advisers; and Adviser to the Chief Economist at the World Bank.

Dr. Mann received her PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her undergraduate degree from Harvard University.  Her written work includes more than 85 scholarly articles and seven books primarily on the topics of US external imbalances, trade, international capital flows and the dollar; and information technology and services trade in global markets.

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