The Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics (SKBI) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) presents a seminar on three of the Analytical Chapters from the IMF World Economic Outlook April 2023.
The three chapters cover:
• The evolution of the natural rate of interest and its impact on monetary and fiscal policies
Presented by: Jean-Marc Natal, Deputy Division Chief at IMF | Download Slides
• How to durably reduce public debt-to-GDP ratios and explores the impact of different policy instruments
Presented by: Sakai Ando, Economist at IMF | Download Slides
• How geoeconomic fragmentation reshapes the geography of foreign direct investment and affects the global economy
Presented by: Ashique Habib, Economist at IMF | Download Slides
Leo Krippner is a Research Fellow at SKBI where his research interest includes term structure modelling, monetary policy and macro-finance, and time series econometrics. Previously he worked at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand where he provided advice to the Monetary Policy Committee and undertook research on yield curve modelling. He holds a Ph.D in Finance and Economics from the University of Waikato, and has published in various journals in including the Journal of Applied Econometrics, the Journal of Monetary, Credit and Banking, and the Journal of Banking and Finance.
Jean-Marc Natal is a Deputy Division Chief in the Research Department of the IMF. Prior to joining the IMF, he was Deputy Director of Research at the Swiss National Bank where he advised the Board on monetary policy decisions and strategy. Mr Natal taught Monetary Theory and Policy at the University of Geneva and his research is published in various economics journals, including the Economic Journal and the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. He holds a PhD in International Economics from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva.
Sakai Ando is an Economist in the Research Department of the IMF where he works in the Systemic Issues Division. Previously, he worked in the IMF’s European Department and Statistics Department. He has worked on a range of topics, including macroeconomic forecasting, financial regulation, and productivity. He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University.
Ashique Habib is an Economist in the Research Department of the IMF where he works in the Multilateral Surveillance Division. Previously, he worked in the IMF’s African Department and Institute for Capacity Development. He has worked on a range of topics, including economic scarring, financial development, and productivity. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto.