Fifth Richard Goode Lecture: Changing Dimensions of Political Conflict and the Rise of Populism

December 11, 2019

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will hold its fifth annual Richard Goode Lecture at its headquarters in Washington, DC on December 11, 2019. 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 “Changing Dimensions of Political Conflict and the Rise of Populism” presented by Professor Guido Tabellini, the Intesa Sanpaolo Chair in Political Economics at Bocconi University. After his presentation, Professor Tabellini and the Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva will discuss the topic.

The lecture is by invitation only. Invited attendees will be required to present photo identification on entering the IMF at 1900 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington D.C.


Wednesday, December 11, 2019

11:30 – 11:35 AM

Welcome Remarks by Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, IMF   

Kristalina GeorgievaKristalina Georgieva is the Managing Director of the IMF since October 1, 2019.

She was CEO of the World Bank from January 2017 to September 2019, during which she also served as Interim President of the World Bank for three months.

She previously served as European Commission Vice President for Budget and Human Resources and as Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response.

From 1993 to 2010, she held a number of senior positions at the World Bank, including as Vice President and Corporate Secretary in 2008, as Director for Sustainable Development, Director for the Russian Federation (based in Moscow), Director for Environment, and Director for Environment and Social Development for the East Asia and Pacific Region.

Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, she holds a Ph.D. in Economic Science and a M.A. in Political Economy and Sociology from the University of National and World Economy, Sofia, where she was an Associate Professor between 1977 and 1993. She also was visiting fellow at the London School of Economics and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

11:35 AM – 12:20 PM

Presentation by Professor Guido Tabellini


12:20 – 12:35 PM

Conversation between Kristalina Georgieva and Professor Tabellini

12:40 – 1:00 PM

Audience Q & A