Slowing Growth and Rising Risks – in summary this was the outlook presented in the recent World Bank Group’s 2022 Global Economic Prospects Report. The report is a World Bank Group flagship report that examines global economic developments and prospects, with a special focus on emerging market and developing economies. It’s issued twice a year, in January and June. This latest edition, launched on 11th January, has seen particularly strong stakeholder interest and media coverage.
In addition to the usual global economic outlook piece, the report includes three thematic pieces on the lessons frompast coordinated debt restructuring agreements, the implications of the pandemic for global inequality, and the causes and implications of commodity price cycles.
We will hear from World Bank presenters including, Franziska Ohnsorge, Manager of the Prospects Group in the Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions (EFI) Practice Group and Dana Vorisek, Senior Economist in the Chief Economist Office.
About the Presenters:
Franziska Ohnsorge – Manager of the Prospects Group in the Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions (EFI) Practice Group at the World Bank. Prior to joining the World Bank, Franziska Ohnsorge worked in the Office of the Chief Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on regional surveillance, forecasting, and financial sector policy issues. She was previously at the International Monetary Fund, covering a range of Asian, European and Central Asian economies. She has published on a variety of topics.
Dana Vorisek - Senior Economist, in the Chief Economist Office of the Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions (EFI) Global Practice. Previously, she was a Senior Economist in the Prospects Group of EFI, where she was responsible for macroeconomic surveillance of countries in Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East and North Africa and was one of the lead authors of the flagship Global Economic Prospects report. Earlier in her career, she managed consulting engagements for the Economist Intelligence Unit. Her research and policy work for the World Bank is on a range of topics, including productivity, investment, inflation, and commodity price shocks.’