Presentation: World Economic Outlook

Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti, Deputy Director of the Research Department, IMF
November 13, 2017
2:00pm
Hogbetsotso Conference Room (1st floor, the World Bank Building)

WEO presentation

The presentation will focus on global economic developments, prospects, and policies, and their implications for sub-Saharan Africa. What are the factors affecting economic growth in developing countries? What explains its heterogeneity? What is the outlook for income convergence. The presentation will also highlight the effects of weather shocks on economic activity, particularly in low-income countries.

Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti has been working on multilateral surveillance, including the World Economic Outlook and the Spillover Report. He joined the IMF in 1993 and has published extensively in the areas of international capital flows, international financial integration, current account sustainability, capital controls, taxation and growth, and political economy. His paper “The External Wealth of Nations Mark II” (joint with Philip Lane) won the Bhagwati award as best paper published in the Journal of International Economics during 2007-2008. He has been a Research Fellow of the London-based Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). He received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1991 and his undergraduate degree in economics from Università di Roma La Sapienza in 1985.


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