Rethinking economic policy: Steering structural change


April 16, 12:30 PM EDT to April 17, 2024, 6:30 PM EDT
PIIE Webcast, Washington, DC

Conference jointly organized by the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Event Summary

With societies bound to undergo massive structural changes in the context of the green energy transition, technological advances, and turbulent geopolitical relations, the "Rethinking economic policy: Steering structural change" conference takes stock of the challenges ahead, and rethinks how policies can support and steer the looming transformations and overcome political economy obstacles, and ensure broadly shared benefits. 

The conference includes a series of engaging panels with a stellar cast of speakers and moderators.

Discussion topics include:

  • The political dimension of structural policies
  • Policy tools to support structural change
  • The green energy transition
  • Globalization and its future
  • The return of industrial policy

Select speakers: 

  • Angus Deaton (Princeton University)
  • Melissa Dell (Harvard University)
  • Gita Gopinath (IMF)
  • Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas (IMF)
  • Maurice Obstfeld (PIIE)
  • Adam S. Posen (PIIE)
  • Nicholas Stern (London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • Michael Spence (Stanford University)
  • Laura Tyson (University of California, Berkeley)

The complete agenda will be available closer to the event.