Moderator: Martin Sandbu
Martin Sandbu has been writing about economics for the Financial Times since 2009, when he joined the paper as Economics Leader Writer. He now writes the FT’s Free Lunch. Before joining the FT, he worked in academia and policy consulting. He has taught and carried out research at Harvard, Columbia and the Wharton School, and has advised governments and NGOs on natural resources and economic development. He is the author of two books, one on business ethics and one on the eurozone, and has degrees from Oxford and Harvard.
David Lipton has been First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund since 2011. Before coming to the Fund, he was Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for International Economic Affairs at the White House. Previously, he served as Under Secretary for International Affairs at the U.S. Treasury.
Caroline Atkinson is the head of global
policy at Google, where she advises Google’s leadership on policy issues and leads the company’s work
with policy makers, government officials, and key political stakeholders. Prior
to joining Google, Caroline served as U.S. President Barack Obama’s Deputy
National Security Advisor for International
Economics. She has held senior roles at the IMF, the U.S. Treasury, and the
Bank of England, and worked as a journalist for The Washington Post, The Economist, and The Times of
London. She holds a B.A. from Oxford University.
co-Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy. He studies how
digital technologies are changing
business, the economy, and society. His 2014 book on these topics, The
Second Machine Age: Work,
Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies (co-authored
with Erik Brynjolfsson) was a New
York Times bestseller. He writes academic papers, a blog for the Financial
Times, and articles for publications,
including Harvard Business Review, The Economist, The Wall St. Journal, and The
New York Times. He was educated
at Harvard and MIT.
Arvind Subramanian serves as the chief economic
advisor to the Government of India. Before, he was a Senior Fellow at the
Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Center for Global
Development, and Senior Research Professor, Johns Hopkins University. He was
previously Assistant Director in the Research Department of the IMF. He studied
at St. Stephens College, Delhi, received an MBA from the Indian Institute of
Management at Ahmedabad, and received an M.Phil. and D.Phil. from Oxford
University. He has taught at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.