Asia Pacific Regional Seminar

World Economic Outlook: Recovery During a Pandemic

The IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook, published in October, highlights that the global economic recovery is continuing but with greater divergence across countries. Meanwhile, rising inflation in many economies requires close monitoring. The IMF Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific hosted a webinar with the lead authors of the report to discuss these issues. Malhar Nabar will present on global economic prospects and policy recommendations, and Prachi Mishra discussed inflation developments. 180 people from 23 countries in Asia and beyond participated in the virtual seminar.


November 17, 2021 (Japan time)
11:00-11:05 am    Introduction 
11:05-11:25 am  Presentation on Global Prospects and Policies (Ch. 1)
Malhar Nabar, Division Chief, Research Department, IMF

11:25-11:45 am 
Presentation on Inflation Scares (Ch. 2)
Prachi Mishra, Advisor, Research Department, IMF
11:45-12:05 pm   Q&A session
12:05-12:10 pm Closing & post-event survey 


  • Malhar NabarMalhar Nabar heads the World Economic Studies division in the IMF Research Department, which produces the World Economic Outlook (WEO). In previous roles in the IMF's Asia and Pacific Department he covered China and Japan, and was mission chief for Hong Kong, SAR. Malhar’s research interests are in financial development, investment, and productivity growth. Before joining the IMF in 2009, he was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Wellesley College. He holds a Ph.D. from Brown University.
  • Prachi MishraPrachi Mishra is an Advisor in the Research Department at the IMF. Prior to joining the Fund, she worked at Goldman Sachs as Managing Director, Global Macro Research, and India Chief Economist. Previously, Prachi worked in several IMF departments in Washington, including the office of the First Deputy Managing Director. During 2014-17, she served as Specialist Adviser and Head of the Strategic Research Unit at the Reserve Bank of India. Prior to that she was Senior Economist in the Office of Chief Economic Advisor in India’s Ministry of Finance, and at the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council.