Past Event

A to-do-list for a vigorous global recovery

Over the past five years much has been done to avoid the worst and stave off a great depression. While the recovery has been disappointing until recently, there are some encouraging signs that activity is strengthening in advanced economies. Breaking the cycle of growth shortfalls and recurring market jitters requires carefully managing multiple transitions that […]

Date: Dec 16 - Topic:

Over the past five years much has been done to avoid the worst and stave off a great depression. While the recovery has been disappointing until recently, there are some encouraging signs that activity is strengthening in advanced economies. Breaking the cycle of growth shortfalls and recurring market jitters requires carefully managing multiple transitions that are already underway. These transitions include the normalization of global financial conditions; a shift in global growth dynamics, and a rebalancing of global demand; and the completion of reforms to the international financial system. However, progress in restoring resilience and supporting a more vigorous recovery by addressing deep-seated and widespread financial, fiscal, and structural impediments remains incomplete. Unemployment, in particular among the youth, remains unacceptably high in many countries. The IMF’s Global Policy Agenda provides a roadmap for international policymakers to what action is needed in their respective regions to finally turn the corner, and lay the basis for sustained global growth and job creation.

The short presentation by Tamim Bayoumi will be followed by a roundtable discussion chaired by Zsolt Darvas.

Speakers

  • Tamim Bayoumi, Deputy Director in the Strategy, Policy, and Review Department, IMF
  • Chair: Zsolt Darvas, Senior Fellow at Bruegel

Practical details

  • Venue: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
  • Time: Monday 16 December 2013, 8.30 – 10:0 (breakfast is served at 8.15)
  • Contact:Matilda Sevón, Events Coordinator – matilda.sevon[at]bruegel.org