New AtlanticistDec 22, 2020
The global economy in 2020, by the numbers
By GeoEconomics Center
The pandemic has made this a historic year for the global economy, now beset by a recession the likes of which we haven’t seen since the Great Depression. To make sense of it all, our GeoEconomics staff and senior fellows have selected the numbers behind the headlines, organized around our three pillars of work, that best capture the global economy’s journey in 2020—and what lies in store for 2021.
New AtlanticistMay 5, 2020
Can we compare the COVID-19 and 2008 crises?
By Marc-Olivier Strauss-Kahn
There are more differences than similarities in comparing both crises, and others may still emerge as time goes. History doesn’t repeat itself; it stutters. And, of course, what will matter afterwards is to really draw the appropriate lessons to revisit our development models and better prevent and/or limit future crises.
Marc-Olivier Strauss-Kahn is an accomplished international economist, with broad experience across central banking institutions, International Organizations, and academia.
Mr. Strauss-Kahn has twice served as director general and chief economist of the French central bank, most recently serving as Governor’s Special Advisor. Over his 4-decade career at the Central Bank of France, Mr. Strauss-Kahn has held several portfolios including Director General for Statistics, Economics and International Relations, Vice-President of the Foundation for Research and Director for European Relations. He also has considerable experience at other financial institutions, including the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), where he contributed to establishing the European Monetary Institute, forerunner of what then became the European Central Bank (ECB). Mr. Strauss-Kahn also served as a Visiting Senior Advisor to the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC.
Mr. Strauss Kahn has worked in senior positions across several International Organizations, including most recently as Executive Director for France, Spain, Austria and the Nordic countries at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). He also served as a research economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and as a senior economist on monetary and fiscal issues for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
He has taught economics, published articles and has been a member of various academic fora, including the SUERF Council (European Money and Finance Forum) and the Board of the International Journal of Central Banking (IJCB). Throughout his academic career, Mr. Strauss-Kahn has focused on international economics, monetary policy and European integration. He served as a visiting fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) between 2008 and 2011.
Mr. Strauss-Kahn holds several Masters and diploma: in Econometrics and Quantitative Economics at Paris I – Sorbonne University, in Business Administration at ESSEC Business School, in Political Sciences at Institut d’Études Politiques (SciencesPo) in Paris, in Public Economics at Paris X – Nanterre University, and in Economics at the University of Chicago.