Denmark aspires to become one of the most climate-friendly countries in the world. In June, its Parliament overwhelmingly passed a new climate law that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70 percent below 1990 levels by 2030, with net zero emissions targeted for 2050. […]
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David Hofman is a Deputy Division Chief in the Monetary and Macroprudential Policies Division of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department at the IMF. Here he has been closely involved in the development of the IMF’s Integrated Policy Framework. Previously, David was in the European and Strategy, Policy and Review Departments. He has worked with a broad range of countries […]
Guillaume Chabert, born in 1970, is a graduate from the leading French engineering school Ecole Centrale de Paris, the Paris Institute of Political Studies, and the French Senior Civil Service School (ENA). He embarked in 2000 on his career at the Directorate General for Local Government at the French Ministry of the Interior, before joining in 2004 the Directorate General […]
Interest rates are low, and “lower for longer” has become something of a mantra among policy makers, regulators, and other market watchers. But negative interest rates raise an entirely new set of questions. […]
Miguel Segoviano is Denmark Mission Chief and co-leader of the financial sector analytical working group of the IMF’s European Department. He has over 18 years of experience in the international public and private sectors in various countries, focusing on macroeconomic and financial stability policy and developing quantitative methodologies for assessments of financial stability, systemic and institutional risks and macro-financial linkages […]
Nicoletta Batini is a scholar of innovative monetary and fiscal policy practices and has become a leading expert in the design of macroeconomic strategies to deal with the climate change/public health nexus, with a focus on land use and food systems. She has published extensively in all these fields. Prior to the IMF, she was Advisor of the Bank of […]
Several countries in Asia and Europe, where the COVID-19 outbreak appears to have peaked, are gradually reopening their economies. Without a vaccine or effective treatment, policymakers will be balancing the benefits of resuming economic activity against the potential cost of another increase in infection rates. […]