World Economic Update

Friday, February 8, 2019
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Speakers
Richard E. Baldwin

Professor of International Economics, Graduate Institute Geneva

Catherine L. Mann

Global Chief Economist, Citi

Rebecca Patterson

Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Bessemer Trust Company, N.A.

Presider

Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations

The World Economic Update highlights the quarter’s most important and emerging trends. Discussions cover changes in the global marketplace with special emphasis on current economic events and their implications for U.S. policy. This series is presented by the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.

Top Stories on CFR

Technology and Innovation

5G networks could revolutionize the digital economy, but with this opportunity come major cybersecurity challenges. U.S. policymakers need to respond using technical and regulatory measures, diplomacy, and investments in cybersecurity skills training.

United States

U.S. space exploration inspired a generation of students and innovators, but NASA’s role has diminished, and the number of global space competitors is growing.

Americas

Dealing with Central American migrants, rising crime and faltering energy supplies will require more U.S. help.