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May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm

International Leadership Perspectives : “The Economics and Implications of Data” with the IMF


Join us on Friday 15th of May at 6.00 PM for an exclusive webinar “The Economics and Implications of Data” as part of our International Fintech Leadership Network webinar series 


Vikram Haksar, Assistant Director, Macro-Financial Analysis – Financial Services, IMF (Washington) 

Yan Carrière-Swallow, Economist, Macro-Financial Analysis – Financial Services, IMF (Washington)


Is data the new oil? Data has taken on a critical role with the rise of the digital economy. In the past decade, companies with data at the core of their business models have come to dominate the rankings of the world’s most valuable corporations. The proliferation of data in the economy presents a tremendous opportunity to boost growth through efficiency and innovation.


6h00 – 6h30 pm

  • What is private data and public data?
  • Who owns data and what rights do actors have over data?
  • What role should the public sector play in the world of data?

6h30 – 6h40: Q&A with the audience

6h40 – 8h45: Join our Virtual Fintech Friday – The House Party Vol 2 on REMO


Vikram Haksar is an Assistant Director in the IMF’s Strategy Policy and Review department. In this role, he currently leads work on finance and technology, macro-financial analysis, and policies for assessing and addressing financial stability risk. He has been a lead author of the IMF’s main papers on fintech, and most recently, the Bali Fintech Agenda. Prior to this, he managed review work on global surveillance, G20 prospects, and spillover analysis. Vikram was earlier the IMF’s mission chief for Brazil during the ‘currency wars’ and lead the IMF team that set-up the $70 billion Flexible Credit Line agreement with Mexico in 2009 in the aftermath of the Lehman failure. He has worked on emerging economies in Asia––including Thailand during the Asian crisis––and Eastern Europe and was the Fund’s resident representative in the Philippines. Vikram received his Ph.D. from Cornell University.

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Yan Carrière-Swallow is an economist in the Macro Financial unit of the IMF’s Strategy, Policy and Review Department. His research interests span various topics in international macroeconomics, with a focus on emerging markets and their policies. Prior to joining the IMF in 2012, he was an economist at the Central Bank of Chile in Santiago.

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