The Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) held its semiannual Global Economic Prospects session on October 4, 2018. Karen Dynan, PIIE nonresident senior fellow and Professor of the Practice in the economics department at Harvard University, presented the US and global economic outlook. Jason Furman, PIIE nonresident senior fellow and Professor of Practice of Economic Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, gave an indepth analysis of US wage developments. Monica de Bolle, Institute senior fellow, presented her assessment of emerging market risks, with a deep dive on Brazil and Mexico.
Prior to joining the Institute, Dynan was assistant secretary for economic policy and chief economist at the US Treasury Department from 2014 to 2017. Previously she was vice president for economic studies at the Brookings Institute during 2009–13, following a distinguished career at the Federal Reserve Board.
Furman joined the Institute in January 2017. He served as a top economic adviser to President Barack Obama during the previous eight years, including as the 28th chair of the Council of Economic Advisers from August 2013 to January 2017, acting as both Obama’s chief economist and a member of the cabinet.
De Bolle, senior fellow at Institute since March 2015, is director for Latin American studies and emerging markets at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Prior to joining the Institute, she was professor of macroeconomics at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, as well as managing partner of Galanto, MBB Consultants.