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Improving the Solutions for Sri Lanka’s Debt Crisis

For Sri Lanka to emerge from the present crisis, is it enough to follow the current path of restructuring debt?

The speakers at this event will share prescriptions from different paradigms, for how Sri Lanka can improve on its current path of economic recovery. They will present views and engage with each other on how they would prioritise specific structural corrections at a local and at global level to provide Sri Lanka with a better set of solutions.

Our Speakers…

Ishac Diwan is the Research Director of the Finance for Development Lab at the Paris School of Economics and is currently teaching economics at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris. He is also in charge of the Political Economy programme of the Economic Research Forum, an association of Middle East social scientists.

Jayati Ghosh is an Indian development economist. She teaches economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University and is a Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA. She is part of the WHO Council on the Economics of Health for All and the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Advisory Board on Effective Multilateralism.

Ravi Kanbur is a Professor of Economics, at Cornell University. He is well known for his role in policy analysis and engagement in international development. He has served on the senior staff of the World Bank including as Chief Economist for Africa.

Sharmini Coorey is a former Department Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and is currently a member of the Presidential Advisory Group on Multilateral Engagement and Debt Sustainability advising the Government of Sri Lanka.

Shanta Deverajan is a professor of the practice of development at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, a non-resident fellow of Verite Research, and retired as the acting chief economist of the world bank.

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