The EBRD at 30: past, present and future

  • 15 Apr 2021
  • Facebook Live
  • EBRD
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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is inviting you to a special EBRD 30th Anniversary Economic Talk between four EBRD Chief Economists: Lord Stern, Erik Berglöf, Sergei Guriev and Beata Javorcik

The event livestreamed on EBRD's Facebook page on 15 April at 12:00 (BST) will be opened with remarks by EBRD President Odile Renaud-Basso, and moderated by MD Communications Jonathan Charles.

From serving a handful of countries, to almost 40. From economic consensus to economic complexity. From crisis… to crisis. The world we live in has changed beyond recognition during the 30 years of our history.

How has the EBRD adapted to that, and what do we think are the emerging trends likely to dominate the next 30? What parallels can we see between our past and our future?  Will the EBRD countries become greener, richer, more equal in the next 30 years, and what will be the EBRD’s role in this?   

Thirty years to the day since the Bank began operations, four EBRD Chief Economists will consider these questions in the context of how our regions have changed, and how they may evolve in the years ahead. Having witnessed the EBRD and its countries at various stages of development, they will recall some of their  own personal experiences and lessons they have learned along the way. 

Professor Lord Stern is the IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, Chairman of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and Head of the India Observatory at the London School of Economics.

Erik Berglöf is the inaugural Chief Economist at the Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank (AIIB).  Previously he was the Director of the Institute of Global Affairs at the LSE School of Public Policy.

Sergei Guriev is Scientific Director of Sciences Po’s Master’s and PhD programmes in Economics.  He is a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and member of the Executive Committee of the International Economic Association.

Beata Javorcik is the EBRD Chief Economist and Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford.

The event will be moderated by Jonathan Charles, Managing Director of Communications at the EBRD.

The event will be livestreamed on Facebook on 15 April, 12:00 BSTFollow: #EBRDEconTalks #EBRD30

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