Romain Duval is an Assistant Director in the IMF Research Department, where he leads the Structural Reforms Unit. Previously he was the Division Chief for Regional Studies of the IMF Asia Pacific Department and led the Regional Economic Outlook. Prior to joining the Fund, he was the Division Chief for Structural Policies Surveillance at the OECD Economics Department, where he was also the editor of the flagship publication Going for Growth. He has published extensively in leading academic and policy-oriented journals on a wide range of topics including the economics and political economy of labor and product market regulations, economic growth, productivity, trade, monetary policy, exchange rates, and climate change economics. Over the years, his research has also been profiled numerous times in leading global newspapers and magazines such as The Economist, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal or Bloomberg.
Join us for a discussion of transatlantic competition with Kristalina Georgieva, Margrethe Vestager and Amy Klobuchar among others.
At this event Gita Gopinath, Chief Economist at the IMF will discuss the role of national structural reforms in enhancing resilience in the Euro Area.
What are the beneficial effects of product market reforms? What progress have Spain and Italy made in the past years and what challenges do they still