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.