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DEC-GTKM Seminar: The Future of Macroeconomics

June 14, 2018

Washington, D.C; Chennai

  • The Development Economics Vice Presidency (DEC), in collaboration with the Global Themes Knowledge Management (GTKM) unit in Chennai, is organizing a seminar on “The Future of Macroeconomics.” on June 14, 2018.

    The seminar, chaired by Shanta Devarajan (Acting World Bank Group Chief Economist and Senior Director, Development Economics), will feature Olivier Blanchard (Fred Bergsten Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics and former Economic Counselor and Director of the Research Department, IMF) as the keynote speaker and conclude with a panel discussion. This seminar will discuss the limitations of the prevalent macroeconomic models, policy implications, as well as avenues to move forward in the design of macro policies.

    In Washington DC: Olivier Blanchard.

  • Speakers

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    Olivier Blanchard

    Olivier Blanchard is the C. Fred Bergsten Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics and former Economic Counselor and Director of the Research Department, IMF. After obtaining his PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1977, he taught at Harvard University, and...(Click the title to read more).

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    T.V. Somanathan

    T.V. Somanathan is a Principal Secretary in the Tamil Nadu State Government. He holds a Ph.D in Economics and, among other things, is a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Management Accountant and Chartered Secretary. He was selected to the prestigious Indian Administrative Service in 1987 and was awarded the Gold Medal...(Click the title to read more).

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    Poonam Gupta

    Poonam Gupta is a Lead Economist for India (MTI) at the World Bank. She joined the World Bank in 2013 in the Chief Economist Office. Her prior work experience includes, the Reserve Bank of India Chair Professor at NIPFP, Associate Professor at the Delhi School of Economics, and Economist at IMF...(Click the title to read more)

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    Shanta Devarajan

    Shanta Devarajan is the Senior Director for Development Economics (DEC) and Acting Chief Economist of the World Bank Group. Previously, he was the Chief Economist of the World Bank’s Middle East and North Africa Region. Since joining the World Bank in 1991, he has been a Principal Economist and Research Manager...(Click the title to read more).