Economic shocks always hit certain groups harder than others, and age dynamics factor in heavily. Today’s young and older persons are up against more than a decade of continuing financial shocks bookended by two major crises: the 2008 recession and the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, from which economies are only starting to recover. Both events highlight the vulnerability of the youth labor market and the volatility of seniors’ savings: jeopardizing wealth accumulation, exacerbating generational scarring, and fostering inequality.
On December 14th at 2pm ET, please join the Atlantic Council GeoEconomics Center for a virtual discussion of the economic challenges and opportunities these two generations have experienced in the face of crises and on the road to recovery. The discussion will feature Dr. Nicole Goldin, Nonresident Senior Fellow, GeoEconomics Center and Global Head, Inclusive Economic Growth, Abt Associates; Arturo Franco, Senior Vice President, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth; and Dr. Roberta Gatti, Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa, World Bank. The conversation will be moderated by Raj Kumar, Founding President and Editor-in-Chief, Devex. This event will also launch an Atlantic Council issue brief by Dr. Nicole Goldin on the same topic.
Dr. Nicole Goldin
Nonresident Senior Fellow
Atlantic Council GeoEconomics Center
Global Head, Inclusive Economic Growth
Senior Vice President
Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth
Dr. Roberta Gatti
Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa
Founding President and Editor-in-Chief
Director, GeoEconomics Center
At the intersection of economics, finance, and foreign policy, the GeoEconomics Center is a translation hub with the goal of helping shape a better global economic future.