Seventh Richard Goode Lecture: How do people think about the economy?

November 30, 2021

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will hold its seventh annual Richard Goode Lecture on November 30, 2021. 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 “How do people think about the economy?” presented by Professor Stefanie Stantcheva. This lecture will explore the results of recent social economics surveys, and examine what they reveal about our social preferences, attitudes and perceptions when thinking about economic policy.

Professor Stantcheva is a Professor of Economics at Harvard. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from MIT in 2014 and was a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows 2014-2016 before joining the Harvard Department of Economics in July 2016. She is currently co-editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics.

After her presentation, Professor Stantcheva and the Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva will have a brief conversation on the topic. Send your questions for the speaker to

**The event will be livestreamed to the public on and on this page.**


Tuesday, November 30, 2021

9:30 – 9:40 AM

Welcome Remarks by Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, IMF

9:40 – 10:25 AM

Presentation by Professor Stefanie Stantcheva, Harvard University


10:25 AM – 10:35 PM

Conversation between Kristalina Georgieva and Professor Stantcheva

10:35 AM – 11:00 AM

Audience Q & A. Questions for the speaker can be sent before or during the event