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Navigating Policies for Reviving the Post-COVID Macroeconomy

Navigating Policies for Reviving the Post-COVID Macroeconomy

October 12 at 9:00 am PDT/12:00 pm EDT


Extraordinary monetary and fiscal policies have been enacted to reverse the COVID-19 virus-induced global economic slowdown. Nevertheless, as government support programs expire before the economy is able to normalize, many sectors of the economy continue to stagnate and previously successful businesses are failing.

This session discusses the many daunting challenges facing policy makers, corporate executives and asset managers. Complications arise as market prices and credit flows respond to unusually interventionist central bank and fiscal policies, and structural shifts to global supply chains caused by lasting changes to the workplace and geopolitical tensions with China.

Panelists from finance and business will discuss how they assess and manage this new environment, especially the following aspects: (1) the efficacy of public health, economic, and financial policies; (2) the likely path of the economy going forward, including structural shifts to consumer behavior and global shifts in the production process; and (3) investment opportunities arising from unprecedented fiscal spending and monetary policy intervention.



William Lee

Chief Economist, Milken Institute



Agnès Belaisch

Managing Director and Chief European Strategist, Barings Investment Institute

John Bellows

Portfolio Manager, Western Asset

Mohamed El-Erian

Chief Economic Advisor, Allianz; Former Chairman, President Obama's Global Development Council

Brian Sack

Managing Director and Director of Global Economics, The D. E. Shaw Group