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Malhar Nabar and John Bluedorn will walk us through the latest findings from the World Economic Outlook produced by the International Monetary Fund. Malhar Nadar will provide an overview of global economic prospects in uncertain times, and will be followed by John Bluedorn, who will overview their work on Recessions and Recoveries in Labor Markets: Patterns, Policies, and Responses to the COVID-19 Shock.
Malhar Nabar heads the World Economic Studies division in the IMF’s Research Department, which produces the World Economic Outlook (WEO). In previous roles in the IMF’s Asia and Pacific Department he covered China and Japan, and was mission chief for Hong Kong, SAR. Malhar’s research interests are in financial development, investment, and productivity growth. Before joining the IMF in 2009, he was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Wellesley College. He holds a Ph.D. from Brown University.
John Bluedorn is a Deputy Division chief on the World Economic Outlook (WEO) in the IMF’s Research Department. Previously, he has been a senior economist in the Research Department’s Structural Reforms Unit, a member of the IMF’s euro area team in the European Department and worked on the WEO as an economist. Before joining the IMF, he was a professor at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, after a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Oxford. Mr. Bluedorn has published on a range of topics in international finance, macroeconomics, and development. He holds a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley.