Economic Developments in the US and Emerging Markets


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COVID-19 is, first and foremost, a public health crisis, but it has had significant economic effects. With over 95 percent of Americans told to stay home, the US is at the beginning of what will surely be one of the deepest recessions in history. The situation is similar in many emerging markets around the world as people are without work and struggling. How and when will the economy recover and what type of economic stimulus measures are being considered? Join AmCham for a video conference on April 17 with a briefing from Stephanie Segal, Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

How well prepared is the typical American household for the coming shock of lost jobs and income? Is the $2 trillion recovery package already signed by President Trump sufficient or is more required to jump-start the economy? Will the recovery be shaped like a V, or a U, or an L? What impact will this have on emerging markets like Vietnam? Join this AmCham call for answers to these and other important economic questions.

About the guest speaker:

Stephanie Segal is senior fellow of the CSIS Simon Chair in Political Economy. Previously, she served as co-director of the East Asia Office at the US Department of the Treasury. Prior to Treasury, she was senior economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where she covered a range of emerging market and advanced country economies. Earlier in her career, Ms. Segal served as an economist in the Western Hemisphere, Southeast Asia, and International Monetary Policy offices at Treasury; as an adviser to the US director at the IMF; and as an analyst and then associate in Mergers & Acquisitions at JP Morgan in New York. She earned her master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

This conference call will use the Microsoft Teams platform. Please register your participation by clicking on the button below or by calling (84) 24 3934 2790. Registered participants will receive an email on April 16 with the dial-in instructions.