Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 14.00 – 15.30 Vienna time (CEST)
Tom Richardson, JVI Director, and Torben Hansen, Deputy Chief of the Public Financial Management Division, IMF Fiscal Affairs Department
Eivind Tandberg (affiliated with Public Financial Management Division, Fiscal Affairs Department)
Jean-Francois-Wen (Senior Economist in the Tax Policy Division, Fiscal Affairs Department)
Yuko Kinoshita (Deputy Chief of the Fiscal Operations 2 Division, Fiscal Affairs Department)
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Investment is key for economic recovery and growth. Yet, facing the COVID-19 pandemic, many governments have resorted to cuts in their public investment program as they rushed to reprioritize spending towards health expenditure and support for businesses and households. Private investors alike cut back their capital-spending budget in the face of enduring uncertainty. As governments ponder which industries or companies to support to safeguard employment and reignite growth, climate change considerations need to be part of their agenda.
This webinar will discuss the role of investment for recovery and growth from three different perspectives:
The webinar is the sixth of a series focusing on the recent IMF special series on fiscal policies to respond to the COVID-19 challenges.
The webinar will be opened by Tom Richardson, JVI Director, and Torben Hansen, Deputy Chief of the Public Financial Management Division, IMF Fiscal Affairs Department.
Moderation will be provided by Barbara Dutzler and Tatiana Evdokimova (both JVI).
The webinar will be held in English.
In the coming weeks and months, the JVI will organize further topical webinars in the field of financial stability, fiscal policy and macroeconomics.
We look forward to engaging with you!
Thomas Richardson, Director, JVI