GDP Center Hosts Panel Discussion in Washington, DC

Making Research Real TemplateWednesday, April 18, 2018, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

1777 F Street NW, 1st Floor, Washington, DC 20006

President Robert A. Brown and Provost Jean Morrison hosted a panel discussion organized by the BU Global Development Policy Center and BU Federal Relations in Washington, D.C. on April 18. Center Director Kevin Gallagher moderated a conversation with José Antonio Ocampo, co-chair of the Central Bank of Colombia, and Jin Liqun, president of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, on the topic.

As financial leaders from across the world convene in Washington to cautiously celebrate what the International Monetary Fund sees as “brighter prospects,” Ocampo and Liqun discussed the concerns of  emerging markets and developing countries despite the return of synchronized growth in the world economy for the first time since the global financial crisis of 2008.

The panel experts also examined whether there is justification for such complacency ten years after the global financial crisis and whether the return to global growth is a permanent one and in a form that can bring sustained economic development across the globe.

This event, titled “Brighter Prospects or Rose Colored Glasses? New Views on the Global Economy,” was timed to coincide with the meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. More than 100 global development stakeholders and BU alumni participated.

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