The Economic Consequences of the Pandemic: Global Macroeconomics in a New Era

April 6-8, 2021



These three high level panels organized on the occasion of the IMF spring meeetings 2021 focused on the impact of the pandemic on emerging markets, central banking and CBDC.

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The pandemic and its implications for Emerging Markets

  • Ksenia Yudaeva, First Deputy Governor, Bank of Russia

  • Fundi Tshazibana, Deputy Governor, SARB

  • Marek Mora, Deputy Governor, Czech National Bank

  • Roberto Steiner, Member of the Board, Central Bank of Colombia

  • Ṣebnem Kalemli-Özcan, Professor of Economics and Finance, University of Maryland

  • Chair: Massimiliano Castelli, Managing Director, UBS Asset Management

The pandemic and a new era of central banking

  • Olli Rehn, Governor, Bank of Finland

  • Robert S. Kaplan, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Chair: Beat Siegenthaler, Managing Director, UBS Investment Bank

Central Bank digital currencies where do we stand?

  • Serey Chea, Assistant Governor, National Bank of Cambodia

  • Binur Zhalenov, Advisor to the Governor – CEO of “PayTech and FinTech Development Center of the National Bank of Kazakhstan” JSC

  • Dr. Yao Qian, Director-General of the Technology Supervision Bureau of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC)

  • Ousmène Mandeng, Advisor, Accenture

  • Chair: Massimiliano Castelli, Managing Director, UBS Asset Management

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