Global Economic Prospects: Spring 2010


April 8, 2010, 3:00 AM EDT
Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC

Event Summary

Senior Fellows Michael Mussa, Arvind Subramanian, and Anders Åslund presented the Institute's seventeenth semiannual Global Economic Prospects program on April 8, 2010. Michael Mussa projected the course of the world economy over the rest of 2010 and for 2011. Arvind Subramanian assessed the prospects for emerging market economies, the likely main driver of global growth in the coming period, with a special focus on India. Anders Åslund discussed Central and Eastern Europe, the locus of many of the chief risks to global expansion.

The world economy seems to be experiencing a three-tiered recovery. The emerging markets, led by China and India, are in the forefront. Europe (along with Japan) is lagging. The United States is in the middle. This forecasting session addressed each of these three components and suggested their likely course over the coming year-and-a-half.

Event Materials

Paper: Global Economic Prospects for 2010 and 2011: Global Recovery Continues [pdf]
Michael Mussa
April 8, 2010

Policy Brief 10-8: New PPP-Based Estimates of Renminbi Undervaluation and Policy Implications [pdf]
Related presentation Emerging Asia, Post-Crisis [pdf]
Arvind Subramanian
April 8, 2010

Presentation: The East European Financial Crisis: Causes and Cures [pdf]
Anders Åslund
April 8, 2010

Interview: Mussa and the Art of Economic Forecasting
Michael Mussa
April 16, 2010



About This Series

The Peterson Institute for International Economics holds its semiannual Global Economic Prospects each spring and fall to report its US and international economic outlook.