Global Economic Prospects: Fall 2006 and Early 2007


September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT
Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC

Event Summary

Senior fellows Michael Mussa, Martin Baily, and Nicholas Lardy discussed the international economic outlook for the rest of 2006 and early 2007 at the Institute's 10th semiannual Global Economics Prospects meeting.

Mike Mussa was chief economist of the International Monetary Fund from 1991 until 2001 and a member of the Council of Economic Advisers during 1986-88; he addresses the overall outlook for the world economy.  Martin Baily was chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers from 1999 until early 2001; he focuses on the prospects for growth and inflation in the United States. Nicholas Lardy, one of the world's premier scholars on the Chinese economy, discusses recent overheating in China and prospects and policy requirements for a "soft landing."