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Wed, Sep 30, 2020

US Economy: V shape or K shape recovery?

At last night’s presidential debate moderator Chris Wallace asked the candidates if we are in a ‘V’ shape or ‘K’ shape recovery. What does that mean exactly? A ‘V’ means a rapid rebound bringing economic activity back to its pre-COVID levels. A ‘K’ means an unequal recovery – wealthier Americans do well but poorer Americans remain stuck in recession.

Elections 2020 by Josh Lipsky, Nitya Biyani

Economy & Business Elections

Fri, Aug 28, 2020

Experts react: The road ahead for Japan after Abe resigns

"New Japanese leadership, combined with the outcome of the US presidential election, could be a game changer for geopolitics in Northeast Asia," Miyeon Oh says.

New Atlanticist by Atlantic Council

International Markets Japan

Sun, Jul 26, 2020

How much money is the G20 spending?

Our new fiscal firepower heat map, updated through June, shows how G20 COVID-19 crisis spending now compares to the Global Financial Crisis. While nearly every country is spending significantly more than a decade ago, China is still spending less.

EconoGraphics by GeoEconomics Center

China Economy & Business

Josh Lipsky is the director, Programs and Policy, of the Atlantic Council’s GeoEconomics Center. He previously served as Senior Communications Adviser at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Speechwriter to Christine Lagarde.  

Prior to joining the IMF, Josh was an appointee at the State Department, serving as Special Advisor to the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy, Richard Stengel. Before joining the State Department, Josh worked in the White House as the Associate Director of Press Advance, tasked with planning the President’s participation at the G-20 and other global summits. He has also worked on Capitol Hill for Congressman Sam Farr and at the Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

He is a term-member at the Council on Foreign Relations and an Economic Diplomacy Fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

In these roles he has advised policymakers on a range of emerging challenges to the global economy, including trade wars and the rise of digital currencies. He has also written about the need for countries to prioritize investments in sustainable and inclusive long-term growth.

Josh is a licensed attorney, accredited to practice in Maryland, D.C., and before the U.S. Supreme Court. He holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law School, a Master’s degree from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a B.A. in Political Science from Columbia University. Josh, his wife Leah, and their daughter Clara, live in Maryland.