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"John Lipsky recently spoke at our annual investment forum, where we host over 200 clients and prospects to discuss real issues affecting the global economy and financial markets. John is unique in that he can speak to current global economic issues as an investor, policy-maker and economist. He partnered with our chief investment officer and portfolio managers to dive deep into a number of topics, including the euro-zone debt crisis. For any investment or professional services firm engaged in the global markets, his insights are well worth the investment."

- Fort Washington Investment Advisors

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John Lipsky

  • First Deputy Managing Director, IMF 2006-2011
  • Co-Director, Aspen Institute’s Program on the Global Economy
  • Director, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
  • Advisory Board Member, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
  • Former Vice Chairman, JPMorgan Investment Bank
  • Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

John Lipsky’s service at the International Monetary Fund coincided with the onset of the greatest economic and financial challenges faced yet by the rapidly globalizing world. Having served as the IMF’s First Deputy Managing Director between 2006-2011, as well as Acting Managing Director from May-July 2011, Lipsky helped lead the IMF’s efforts to halt the global downturn, to reestablish economic and financial stability, and to restart growth through unprecedented international policy cooperation in the face of historic market upheavals and systemic disruption.

Over the course of his distinguished career in both the private and public sectors, he has earned the credentials that give him the respect of leaders from both sectors around the world. Lipsky offers a unique insight into how economic policy is being negotiated and implemented today, reflecting the unique challenges and the global realities of shifting relative power in both economic and political arenas.

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What is at Stake for the Global Economy?

John Lipsky’s leadership at the IMF informs a unique perspective on the challenges facing the global economy—and on the unprecedented efforts underway to confront them. He discusses the prospects for successful international cooperation, and the risks to the economy and to financial markets that would result from failure.

Europe’s Changing Tide: The Impact on American and Asian Markets

With the Eurozone’s financial crisis blazing, the future of the global economy lies at stake. How will actions taken in Europe to combat the growing debt crisis affect the region’s economy? What could be the long-lasting impact on American and Asian markets, and what should business leaders be prepared for? With his expertise in world business affairs, John Lipsky is in a unique position to assess what lies ahead for Europe’s economy, and how it will create ripples in other markets.

 

John Lipsky Biography, Background, and Speaker Profile

A Respected Leader at the IMF Calming Turbulent Waters

John Lipsky’s service at the International Monetary Fund coincided with the onset of the greatest economic and financial challenges faced yet by the rapidly globalizing world. Having served as the IMF’s First Deputy Managing Director between 2006-2011, as well as Acting Managing Director from May-July 2011, Lipsky helped to lead the IMF’s efforts to halt the global downturn, to reestablish economic and financial stability, and to restart growth through international policy cooperation in the face of historic market upheavals and systemic disruption. Over the course of his distinguished career in both the private and public sectors, he has earned the credentials that give him the respect of leaders from both sectors around the world. Lipsky offers a unique insight into how economic policy is being negotiated and implemented today, reflecting unique challenges and the global realities of shifting relative power in both economic and political arenas.

During Lipsky's high-profile leadership at the IMF, he directed the Fund’s contributions to the G20 Leaders process, participating in all six Leaders Summits held since the initial Washington Summit in November 2008 – including the decisive London Summit in April 2009, and the stormy Cannes Summit in November 2011. He led the IMF delegation at the 37th G8 summit held in May 2011 in Deauville, France. He was deeply involved in the IMF’s efforts to help quell the current European crisis. As Acting Managing Director, Lipsky represented the Fund at critical meetings of Eurozone Finance Ministers, and pushed hard for stronger action to halt the downward spiral, to restart growth and to implement important reforms. His strong stance and steadfast leadership during this period was noted widely at the time in publications like The Economist.

Mr. Lipsky's current professional activities include serving as Co-Director of the Aspen Institute’s Program on the Global Economy. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Board of Directors, and as a Trustee of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR). In January 2012, he joined the Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington as a distinguished visiting scholar. SAIS is one of the country’s leading graduate schools devoted to the study of international relations.

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