Nov 3, 2020

Fiscal policies to tread the uncertain road to economic recovery post pandemic

  • Chikahisa Sumi Director for Asia and Pacific, IMF

    Chikahisa Sumi
    Director for Asia and Pacific, IMF

  • Daisuke Kotegawa Former Executive Director for Japan, IMF Research Director of the Canon Institute for Global Studies

    Daisuke Kotegawa
    Former Executive Director for Japan, IMF Research Director of the Canon Institute for Global Studies

The Policy Prescription to prevent a downward spiral and reboot economic recovery

Context

Charting an economic recovery from the worst recession since the Great Depression, will require a sharp focus on policies and ability for governments and systems to adapt to shocks and changes. The prime focus is to prevent a downward spiral.

As director of the IMF’s regional office for Asia and the Pacific, Chikahisa Sumi has had enormous understanding of these countries. Daisuke Kotegawa is former Executive Director for Japan, IMF and is currently the research director for Canon Institute for Global Studies.

Focus areas of discussion

  • What are the Key risks that lie in the road ahead?
  • Is there a time frame from global recovery?
  • Key indicators that need to be observed closely?
  • How to rebalance fiscal support and ensure financial systems remain strong?

Experts

Chikahisa Sumi
Chikahisa Sumi
Director for Asia and Pacific, IMF

Daisuke Kotegawa
Daisuke Kotegawa
Former Executive Director for Japan, IMF Research Director of the Canon Institute for Global Studies