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Johns Hopkins SAIS experts available to discuss the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting


Next week, business and government leaders from around globe will gather in Davos, Switzerland for the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting. Leading up to the meeting, which shapes global, regional, and industry agendas for the upcoming year, experts at Johns Hopkins SAIS are available to comment on topics that may be addressed at the event, including but not limited to: 

  • Importance of economic collaboration as protectionist sentiment grows globally
  • Integration of international trade policies and climate change
  • Impact of the ongoing U.S.-Chinese trade war on the global economy
  • Implications of increased regulation of the digital economy 

Anne O. Krueger is Senior Research Professor of International Economics at Johns Hopkins SAIS. She served as first deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from 2001 to 2006. From 1982 to 1986, Krueger served as vice president, Economics and Research at the World Bank. She has published extensively on economic development, international trade and finance, and economic policy reform. Krueger is also a founding director and senior fellow of the Center for International Development.
John Lipsky is the Peter G. Peterson Distinguished Scholar at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs and a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute (FPI) at Johns Hopkins SAIS. Most recently, he was first deputy managing director of the IMF. Lipsky previously held positions of vice chairman of J.P. Morgan Investment Bank, chief economist at JPMorgan Chase, chief economist and director of research at Chase Manhattan Bank, and chief economist and director of the European Economic and Market Analysis Group in London at Salomon Brothers. Lipsky currently serves as co-chair of the Aspen Institute's Program on the World Economy and vice chair of both the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Center for Global Development.
Vikram Nehru is Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence at Johns Hopkins SAIS. His expertise is development economics, growth, poverty reduction, debt sustainability, and governance. Nehru previously served in the World Bank, including in a number of senior management positions. His last position there was as chief economist and director for poverty reduction, economic management, and private and financial sector development for East Asia and the Pacific. Before moving to the World Bank’s East Asia Region, Nehru was the director of the World Bank’s Economic Policy and Debt department. Nehru’s portfolio at the World Bank also included serving as lead economist on Indonesia and China and as senior economist for Ghana.
Carlos A. Vegh is the Fred H. Sanderson Professor of International Economics at Johns Hopkins University, where he is jointly appointed at Johns Hopkins SAIS and the Department of Economics within Johns Hopkins’ Krieger School of Arts and Sciences in Baltimore. He has been co-editor of the Journal of International Economics and the Journal of Development Economics. Vegh has published extensively in leading academic journals on monetary and fiscal policy in developing and emerging countries. He was previously a consultant for the IMF, World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, and many central banks around the world.
To schedule an interview with an expert, contact:
Jason Lucas
Communication Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
[email protected]
+1 (202) 663-5620
+1 (202) 422-2652
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Thursday, January 16, 2020