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Ruchir Agarwal on the Benefits of Nurturing Talent

March 1, 2021

The world operates below its innovation capacity when creative people don't have access to the institutions that nurture their talent. (iStock/SIphotography)

There are talented people everywhere, with ideas that could make the world a better place to live in. But what does it take for a promising young innovator to reach their full potential? In this podcast, IMF economist Ruchir Agarwal says global scientific output could be more than 40 percent higher if talented youth around the world had equal opportunities to nurture their abilities. Look for Agarwal and coauthors Ina Ganguli and Patrick Gaule's article Embracing the Gift of Global Talent in the March 2021 issue of Finance and Development Magazine.   Transcript

Ruchir Agarwal is a Senior Economist in the IMF Asia and Pacific Department.