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Mon, Nov 30, 2020

FAST THINKING: A speed read on Team Bidenomics

Joe Biden has selected a slate of economic advisers that just might please his party while also (mostly) surviving confirmation in a potentially Republican-controlled Senate.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Elections

Mon, Nov 23, 2020

FAST THINKING: It’s Yellen for Treasury

Janet Yellen could face an economy devastated by the coronavirus and the haphazard response to it in Washington. Josh Lipsky provides insight into how she might manage a difficult recovery.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Elections Financial Regulation

Thu, Nov 12, 2020

Colossal ambition: How the Biden administration can revitalize the global economy

It would understandable, given the realities of a divided Congress, for a Biden administration to think small. But it would be a mistake. On both the international and domestic front the times call for colossal ambition.

New Atlanticist by Josh Lipsky

Coronavirus Future of Work

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.