Upcoming Event

Sep
26
12:30

Global Excess Imbalances: How worried should we be?

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This event will discuss excess external imbalances, risks from current configuration of imbalances, and potential policy responses to help correct imbalances while supporting global growth.

September 26, 2017, 12:30 pm Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Public | On the Record Livestreamed Topic: Global Economics & Governance

While global imbalances have fallen from pre-GFC peaks, progress in reducing imbalances has stalled in recent years. Imbalances are also increasingly concentrated in advanced economies, and continuation of large and persistent surpluses suggest automatic adjustment mechanisms might be weak. Drawing on the recently published IMF External Sector Report, the seminar will discuss the methodology for assessing excess external imbalances, risks from current configuration of imbalances, and potential policy responses to help correct imbalances while supporting global growth.

This event will be livestreamed on this webpage at 13:00 CET. There is no need to register for the livestream.

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Schedule

Sep 26, 2017

12:30-13:00

Check in and lunch

13:00-13:30

Presentation

Chair: Maria Demertzis, Deputy Director

Gustavo Adler, Deputy Division Chief of Open Economy Macroeconomics Division, Research Department, IMF

Luis Cubeddu, Chief of Open Economy, Macroeconomics Division, Research Department, IMF

13:30-13:45

Comments

Zsolt Darvas, Senior Fellow

13:45-14:30

Q&A

Chair: Maria Demertzis, Deputy Director

14:30

End

Speakers

Gustavo Adler

Deputy Division Chief of Open Economy Macroeconomics Division, Research Department, IMF

Zsolt Darvas

Senior Fellow

Maria Demertzis

Deputy Director

Luis Cubeddu

Chief of Open Economy, Macroeconomics Division, Research Department, IMF

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Matilda Sevon

matilda.sevon@bruegel.org


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