IMF Economic Outlook for Caucasus and Central Asia: Reforms Needed to Weather Shocks from Commodity Prices and Russia
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, from 5 to 7 p.m.
(reception at 5 p.m. with Georgian wine, followed by the main program at 5:30)
Large external shocks, including lower commodity prices and slowdown in key trading partners, including Russia and China, has weakened economic growth prospects and raised vulnerabilities in the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) Region. What are the challenges and policy trade-offs facing policy makers? What would be the appropriate fiscal, monetary and exchange rate policies? How are the banking sectors faring? Which structural reforms are essential for medium-term growth and job creation?
These and other topics will be discussed as part of the latest Regional Economic Outlook Report for the Caucasus and Central Asia that the International Monetary Fund has released.
Deputy Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, IMF
Mission Chief, Kyrgyz Republic, IMF
MODERATOR: S. Frederick Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
Rome Building Auditorium
SAIS - Johns Hopkins University
1619 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036
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