Join us for an insightful presentation on the global impact of COVID-19 on public debt and the challenges it poses for policymakers. This lecture explore the effectiveness of different approaches to reducing debt-to-GDP ratios, considering econometric analyses and historical experiences. Followed by a discussion.
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The event language will be English.
Tamon Asonuma is an Economist in the Systemic Issue Division in the IMF Research Department. Before joining the Research Department, he worked in the Strategy Review and Policy Department contributing to series of the IMF Policy Papers on sovereign debt restructurings and sovereign-bank linkages, and involving in many debt restructuring cases (Greece, Myanmar, Belize, Cyprus) as an expert. He holds a PhD in Economics from Boston University and his research interests are in macroeconomics, international finance, and public finance. He is particularly interested in sovereign debt and financial crises, and exchange rate regime. He has published in several academic journals, among which the Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Asian Economics, Review of Development Economics, Asian Development Review.