A Conversation with the IMF's Managing Director on the Global Economy


DATE: October 11, 2018

DAY: Thursday

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

LOCATION: Bali International Convention Center (BICC), WE-1-Mangupura Hall

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For some time now, the IMF has been urging leaders to “fix the roof while the sun is shining.” With some risks to the global economy now materializing, is it too late? Are trade tensions and rising debt levels just passing clouds or a storm on the horizon? Martin Wolf of the Financial Times leads a conversation with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on the global economy’s main challenges and the opportunities they present for policymakers.

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A Conversation with the IMF's Managing Director on the Global Economy


Moderator: Martin Wolf

Martin Wolf Martin Wolf is Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times, London. He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2000 for services to financial journalism. Mr Wolf was a member of the UK’s Independent Commission on Banking in 2010-11. His most recent publication is The Shifts and The Shocks: What we’ve learned – and have still to learn – from the financial crisis (London and New York: Allen Lane, 2014).

Panelist: Christine Lagarde

Christine Lagarde Christine Lagarde is a French lawyer and politician who has been the Managing Director (MD) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) since 5 July 2011. Previously, she held various, senior ministerial posts in the French government: she was Minister of Economic Affairs, Finance and Employment, Minister of Agriculture and Fishing and Minister of Trade in the government of Dominique de Villepin. An anti-trust and labour lawyer, Lagarde was the first female chair of major international law firm Baker & McKenzie, between 1999 and 2004.