After five years of working non-stop building my nonprofit organization, the Center on Global Economy and Governance BRICLab’s invitation to spend the spring in New York City as a visiting scholar allowed me to take a few months to stop, breathe, reflect, and learn. Columbia University provided me with the exhilarating experience of shattering old assumptions and the rewarding process of conceiving a new perspective on the world.

My time at Columbia was absolutely transformative, and I feel incredibly fortunate to have been part of such a vibrant academic community.

On April 17, SIPA's MPA in Economic Policy Management Program hosted former Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, where he discussed his legacy at his country’s central bank and the challenge of curbing deflation.

On Monday, April 17th, Columbia SIPA through the Center on Global Economy and Governance, the MPA in Economic Policy Management (MPA-EPM), and the Initiative on Central Banking and Financial Policy hosted Central Bank governors and presidents from over ten different countries as they discussed the challenges and responses to the raising inflation and geopolitical risks.

On April 10, 2023, the Center on Global Economy and Governance (CGEG) and the MPA in Economic Policy Management organized the second lecture of the Chief Economists Series: “Dysfunctional Firm Dynamics and Productivity Stagnation in Mexico” delivered by Santiago Levy

On the topic of Volcker's theory on Latin American debt and the current Fed's chasing inflation, CGEG faculty associate, Guillermo Calvo thinks that "the U.S. is more conscious of the geopolitics" and "is in a different situation" in a Washington Post article.

On April 3, 2023, the Center on Global Economy and Governance (CGEG) and the MPA in Economic Policy Management organized the first lecture of The World Economy: View of Chief Economists, entitled “The Global Trading System in a Time of Geopolitical Disruption”, delivered by Robert Koopman.

CGEG Faculty Associate Katharina Pistor has published a new book, The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality. 

On October 11, 2022, Governor François Villeroy de Galhau of the Banque de France gave a lecture at Columbia SIPA on "What Monetary Narrative after Forward Guidance: How to Ensure New Predictability".

This event was part of the World Leaders Forum, a year-round event series at Columbia University that has hosted over 300 heads of state and world leaders from over 85 countries since it was first established in 2003 by President Lee C. Bollinger.

Michelle Acampora, Lorenzo Casaburi, and Jack Willis

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