Global Economy on an Upswing: Can it Work for All?
imf seminars event
DATE: April 20, 2017
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
LOCATION: IMF HQ1, Meeting Halls A&B
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Thursday, April 20 AT 03 15 PM
With buoyant financial markets and a long-awaited cyclical recovery in manufacturing and trade underway, world growth is projected to rise in 2017. However, to sustain this new-found momentum, policymakers will need to provide support where it is still needed, tackle structural impediments, and work to keep a long list of downside risks in check. The right policies will not only restart the positive feedback effects among growth, investment, and trade—they will also ensure that the enormous benefits of global economic integration are widely shared and negative impacts mitigated. The panel will discuss the current interplay among economic integration, technology advances, and growth and ways in which countries can work within and together to help ensure a durable recovery in which the benefits are widely shared and those carrying most of the burden of adjustment are supported.