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Confronting Geoeconomic Challenges: A Conversation with World Bank Group President David Malpass

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As the U.S. continues to experience historically high inflation rates and increasing risks to its economy, it also faces a number of global geoeconomic challenges. These include the end of the era of globalization, rising financial instability and pressures to increase the production of certain strategically important goods for domestic use or export to friendly neighbors. Meanwhile, the U.S. and other countries are also contending with the economic implications of social, political and technological developments, such as population aging, greater competition from abroad, growing inequality, innovation and its impact on the labor market, and the global transition to cleaner energy sources.

On May 22 at Baker Hall, World Bank Group President David Malpass joined John W. Diamond, Director of the Center for Public Finance at the Baker Institute, to discuss the geoeconomic challenges — and opportunities — facing the United States and the world, and how to navigate them.

This event was sponsored by the Baker Institute Center for Public Finance

00:00 Welcome

01:00 Remarks by David R. Malpass, President, World Bank Group

13:04 Conversation between David Malpass (WBG) and John Diamond (Baker Institute)

47:45 Live Q&A

1:01:47 Closure