A Conversation on the Global Economy

IMF Seminar

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DATE: April 16, 2015

DAY: Thursday

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

LOCATION: George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium

Thursday, April 16 AT 02 00 PM

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Global growth remains moderate, with uneven prospects across the main countries and regions. Among advanced economies, while growth has become more robust in some, such as the United States, the legacies of the pre-crisis boom and the subsequent global financial crisis continue to cast a shadow on the recovery in others. In particular, Japan and the euro area are still struggling with weak investment, low inflation, and subdued growth. In emerging markets, negative growth surprises for the past four years have led to diminished expectations regarding medium-term growth prospects. Overall, the world needs to aim higher and try harder. This means bolder policies on all fronts—monetary, fiscal and structural—to inject a ‘new momentum’.  The interview will focus on concrete steps policy makers can take to jumpstart growth and overcome the ‘new mediocre’, taking into account the differing circumstances among countries.



A Conversation on the Global Economy


Moderator: Maria Bartiromo


Maria Bartiromo is an Anchor and Global Markets Editor at Fox Business Network/Fox News Channel. She started at Fox Business February 01, 2014. Prior to Fox Business she was the former anchor of CNBC’s "Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo," and host and managing editor of the nationally syndicated "The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo" which was also recently rated the most watched financial news program in America. “On The Money with Maria Bartiromo” is a nationally syndicated business, financial and economic news program, distributed by NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution. The half-hour weekly newscast appears on over 200 stations each week and provides the clarity, depth and insight of The Wall Street Journal in a television magazine format. Bartiromo currently writes a monthly Q&A column “One-on-One with Maria Bartiromo,” for the Nationally Syndicated newspaper USA Today. The column features interviews with business and government leaders focusing on top business issues of the day. In 1995, Bartiromo became the first journalist to report live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on a daily basis where she covered breaking news for the network's unscripted and fast-paced business morning program, "Squawk Box".

Christine Lagarde


Christine Lagarde has been Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund since July 2011. She held various ministerial positions within the French government, including Finance and Economy Minister (2007–11), Minister for Foreign Trade, and Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries. She was also Chairman of the Global Executive Committee and Global Strategic Committee of Baker & McKenzie.