IMF Conference – Sixth Richard Goode Lecture: Remaking the Post-COVID World

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will hold its sixth annual Richard Goode Lecture on December 4, 2020. The Richard Goode Lecture is an annual event to anticipate and discuss policy issues and debates. It is hosted by the Fiscal Affairs Department and calls on top academics to contribute in front of a broad audience of policy makers, academics, and representatives from international organizations.

The theme of this year’s seminar is “Remaking the Post-COVID World” presented by Professor Daron Acemoglu. This lecture will examine the impact of technological change and automation in industrialized nations, which has caused a huge increase in inequality between capital and labor and between high- and low-education workers, disparities which have now been further deepened by COVID-19.

Professor Acemoglu is an Institute Professor at MIT and an elected fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, the Turkish Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Econometric Society, the European Economic Association, and the Society of Labor Economists.

After his presentation, Professor Acemoglu and the Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva will have a brief conversation on the topic. Send your questions for the speaker to [email protected].

**The event will be livestreamed to the public on and on this page.**


Wednesday, December 4, 2020
10:30 – 10:40 AM
Welcome Remarks by Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, IMF
10:40 – 11:25 AM
Presentation by Professor Daron Acemoglu, MIT


11:25 AM – 11:35 PM Conversation between Kristalina Georgieva and Professor Acemoglu
11:35 AM – 12:00 PM Audience Q & A. Questions for the speaker can be sent before or during the event to [email protected].


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