Thursday, 10th May 2012
LSE–Cornell Joint Speaker Series III – A Evening with the IMF
Ravi Balakrishnan (LSE, PhD) and Sunil Sharma (Cornell, PhD) will discuss the global economic and financial outlook, as well as the challenges for policymakers. The IMF’s recently published World Economic Outlook and Global Financial Stability Report suggests that the economic recovery is becoming more uncertain. The world economy suffers from the confluence of two adverse developments. The first is a much slower recovery in advanced economies since the beginning of the year. The second is a large increase in fiscal and financial uncertainty, which has been particularly pronounced since August. Each of these developments is worrisome— their combination and their interactions more so. Strong policies are urgently needed to improve the outlook and reduce the risks.
Speakers will present for a total of 30 minutes, and then there will be an informal open discussion.
Date: Thursday, 10 May 2012
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Venue: FTSE Room, Capital Tower, 168 Robinson Road, Singapore 068912
7:30 – 8:00pm – Registration and Light Buffet
8:00 – 9:30pm – Event
RSVP and Payment: Please RSVP latest by Monday, 7 May 2012
See you at the event!
Mr. Sunil Sharma
is the Director of the IMF-Singapore Regional Training Institute (STI) in Singapore. The STI provides training on macroeconomic and financial management, and related legal and statistical issues, to government officials from 37 economies in the Asia-Pacific region. Before relocating to Singapore in 2006, Sunil was the Chief of the IMF Institute’s Asian Division. He has also been a staff member of the IMF’s European and Research Departments, and the IMF’s Capital Markets Team. Prior to joining the IMF, he was on the Economics faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). A recent essay he wrote on financial regulation won the ICFRFinancial Times Research Prize for 2011 (http://www.icffr.org/Prize2011.aspx
Mr. Ravi Balakrishnan
is the IMF Resident Representative, based in Singapore. Ravi was at the Bank of England and the Bank of Spain, before joining the IMF. At the IMF, he has worked on various countries, including the United States, as well as on the World Economic Outlook, before taking up his current position, which covers the region.