This event is part of the series: “The World Economy: Views of Chief Economists"
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 April 21, 2022, Debora Revoltella, Director of the Economics Department of the European Investment Bank (EIB), will deliver the lecture “The recovery as a springboard for change – Highlights from the EIB Investment Report 2021/22”. Jan Svejnar, Richard N. Gardner Professor of Economics and International Affairs 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.
Two years after the start of the pandemic, EU real GDP and investment are already back to pre-pandemic levels, but the crisis is not over and further asymmetric impacts and vulnerabilities may still emerge. The EIB Investment Report 2021/2022 analyses the effects of the pandemic, the effectiveness of policy support and the challenges and opportunities for Europe as we emerge from the current crisis. We argue that an acceleration of investment in the EU remains crucial, to adapt to the new post-pandemic normal and reap the benefits of the green and digital transformation. This requires a policy focus on protecting public investment; maximising the impact of the Recovery and Resilience Facility; and initiatives to unleash private investment through, risk-sharing instruments, investment in skills, policy clarity and public infrastructure.
Debora Revoltella is the director of the Economics Department of the European Investment Bank, serving as Chief Economist, 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 center 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.