Oct 6

Past Event

The Path to Global Recovery: A Conversation with Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner

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Highlights

  • Comes Down to Growth

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner: Growth is the major challenge for the global economy.

    Strobe Talbott and Kemal Derviş

  • Exchange Rate Domino Effect

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner: When large economies with undervalued exchange rates prevent their currency from appreciating, others follow suit in a domino effect with disastrous results.

    Strobe Talbott and Kemal Derviş

  • Global Growth Policies Could be Undermined

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner: The global growth and reform policies adopted by world leaders last year have been fruitful, but those achievements could be undermined.

    Strobe Talbott and Kemal Derviş

  • Global Growth Must Change for Sustainable Recovery

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner: If the recovery is to be sustainable, then global growth has to change. That means big exporting counties can''t continue to view America as its primary market.

    Strobe Talbott and Kemal Derviş

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Summary

On October 6, Global Economy and Development at Brookings hosted Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner for a conversation about the state of the global economic recovery. Secretary Geithner discussed progress made in strengthening the economy; remaining challenges, including rebalancing and governance issues; and opportunities ahead.

Secretary Geithner joined the Department of the Treasury after serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for six years. Prior to that, Secretary Geithner worked for the Department of the Treasury eventually serving as the Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs. He has also worked at the International Monetary Fund where he headed the Policy Development and Review Department.

Strobe Talbott, president of the Brookings Institution, provided introductory remarks. After the program, Secretary Geithner took audience questions. Kemal Derviş, vice president and director of Global Economy and Development, moderated.

Event Agenda

Details

October 6, 2010

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM EDT

The Brookings Institution

Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW

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