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Global Economic Outlook 2021

January 13, 2021

The 2020-2021 Foreign Policy Forum Series is presented by Hitachi Healthcare Americas.
This Forum is the annual Dr. Raj and Karen Aggarwal Forum on International Business.

The global economy continues to slowly climb out of recession following the COVID-19 lockdowns that impacted the entire world in the spring of 2020. Even though cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, the global economy has proven its resilience in small ways, as growth has rebounded in some emerging markets faster than was projected. Despite this positive indication, the World Bank and International Monetary Foundation warn of setbacks and major consequences in 2021 and beyond. For instance, global poverty is expected to rise for the first time in over two decades, international trade continues to decline, inequality is projected to worsen, and living standards are falling. With all of this in mind, it is likely that the overall ascent and recovery back to pre-pandemic economic activity will be a long one. What might the new year bring for the global economy? How will the world rebound post-COVID-19?

Join us for our first Foreign Policy Forum of 2021 with Nicolas Véron, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Véron is also a senior fellow at Bruegel, a Brussels-based economic policy think tank he helped co-found in 2002. He is also host of the Peterson Institute’s Financial Statements virtual event series. A French citizen and graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris, he has held various positions in the public and private sectors, including as corporate adviser to France’s labor minister (1997–2000), as chief financial officer of the publicly listed internet company MultiMania / Lycos France (2000–2002), and as an independent financial services consultant.

This Forum is the annual Dr. Raj and Karen Aggarwal Forum on International Business. Established in 2020, the annual Dr. Raj and Karen Aggarwal Forum is an endowed speaker program that supports the organization of an annual public lecture program that will address in alternate years a topic related to the Republic of India and one related to International Business. The Cleveland Council on World  Affairs makes this annual program open to the public as part of its Foreign Policy Forum series.

This webinar is free, but advanced registration is required.



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