The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will hold its third annual Richard Goode Lecture at its headquarters in Washington, DC on November 2, 2017. The Richard Goode Lecture is an annual event to anticipate and discuss policy issues and debates. It is hosted by the Fiscal Affairs Department and calls on top academics to contribute in front of a broad audience of policy makers, academics, and representatives from international organizations.

The theme of this year’s seminar is “Improving Equality of Opportunity: New Lessons from Big Data” presented by Professor Raj Chetty, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Stanford University. After his presentation, Professor Chetty and First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton will discuss the topic.

The lecture is by invitation only. Invited attendees will be required to present photo identification on entering the IMF at 700 19th St., N.W., Washington D.C.


Thursday, November 2, 2017

11:15 – 11:20 AM

Welcome Remarks by David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF

11:20 AM – 12:05 PM

Presentation by Professor Raj Chetty on Improving Equality of Opportunity: New Lessons from Big Data


12:05 – 12:25 PM

Conversation between David Lipton and Raj Chetty

12:25 – 12:45 PM

 Audience Q&A