The Economic Recovery: Risks and Challenges (Online)

Economic Overview Series

The Economic Recovery: Risks and Challenges (Online)

28/Oct/2021 from 17:30 a 18:15

Online, Zoom Webinar

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The economy is recuperating from the worst peacetime recession in a century.  So far, global output is growing more strongly than anticipated a year ago, but the recovery remains uneven.  Both advanced and emerging markets are currently exposed to a range of risks that could easily derail the upturn.  In this session we will analyze the main risks and challenges that the world economy is facing.

Speakers
Prof. Juan José Toribio, Economics, IESE Business School
Prof. Pedro Videla, Economics, IESE Business School

Speakers

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    Emeritus Professor de Economía

    Prof. Toribio received a B.Sc. in economics from the Universitat de Barcelona. He also received an ITP from the Harvard Business School, as well as an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.

    Professor Toribio has led a long, successful career in the public and private sectors, as well as in academia.

    In the public sector, professor Toribio started his career as economist for the Banco de España (Spanish Central Bank). Following this, he became a senior official, first in the Spanish Government as the general manager of financial policy in the Spanish Ministry of Finance and, later on, as executive director of the International Monetary Fund, based in Washington.

    In the private sector, Prof. Toribio has served as chairman for several financial and investment companies such as Caixabank Monaco and Inverban, S.V.B., as well as on a number of boards of companies such as La Caixa, Nestlé, Abertis Telecom, Invercaixa (now La Caixa Corporate Finance) or Xfera (now Yoigo). Prior to that, Prof. Toribio held the position of research director at several banks including Banco Urquijo and Banco Hispano Americano.

    He has also served on a number of institutions and non-profit boards, including as chairman of the Spanish Institute of Financial Analysts (Instituto Español de Analistas Financieros), chairman of AIAF (Spanish Fixed Income Market), vice chairman of MEFF (Spanish Derivatives Market), chairman of CODESPA, and board member of the European Federation of Financial Analysts, the Barcelona Stock Exchange and the Círculo de Economía in Barcelona.

    Currently, Prof. Toribio serves on a number of boards such as Amper, the ITM Club, the Abertis Advisory Board and is invited, on a weekly basis, to participate in the CNN+ program "Economía a Fondo" (The Economy, in-depth).

    Prof. Toribio's research and teaching activities focus on business economics, monetary theory, international economics, the economics of the European Union and financial institutions. Prof. Toribio has published numerous academic and practitioner-oriented articles and case studies on these issues.

    Prof. Toribio has written numerous books, such as "Globalización, Desarrollo y Pobreza" (Globalization, Development and Poverty), 2003, Círculo de Empresarios, and "El Sistema Financiero Español: Su funcionamiento y reforma" (The Spanish Financial System: Its Functioning and Reforms), 1986, Orbis. 
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    Professor of Economics

    Pedro Videla is professor in the Economics Department and the holder of IESE's Banco Sabadell Chair of Emerging Markets. He holds a Ph.D. and an MA in economics, both from the University of Chicago, and a commercial engineering degree in economics from the Universidad Católica de Chile.

    His areas of specialization include macroeconomics, international economies and emerging economies.

    As a consultant Prof. Videla has been involved in projects with institutions such as the World Bank, IMF, EU, the Inter American Development Bank, and the USAID.

    He has been a guest professor at many universities worldwide, including Reykjavik University (Iceland), Nile University (Egypt), Lagos Business School (Nigeria), CEIBS (China), Universidad de los Andes, (Chile) and Wharton School (USA).