World Bank Group president to discuss geoeconomic challenges at Baker Institute

The Baker Institute for Public Policy

HOUSTON – (May 18, 2023) – David Malpass, World Bank Group president, will speak at a May 22 event hosted by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

In one of the last speaking events of his presidency, Malpass will join David Satterfield, director of the Baker Institute, to discuss the geoeconomic challenges and opportunities facing the United States and how to navigate them.

As the U.S. continues to experience historically high inflation rates and increasing risks to its economy, it also faces a number of global challenges. These include the end of the era of globalization, rising financial instability and pressures to increase the production of certain strategically important goods for domestic use or export to friendly neighbors. The U.S. and other countries are also contending with the economic implications of social, political and technological developments, such as population aging, greater competition from abroad, growing inequality, innovation and its impact on the labor market, and the global transition to cleaner energy sources.

What:Confronting Geoeconomic Challenges: A Conversation with World Bank Group President David Malpass.”

When: Monday, May 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The discussion begins at 6.

Where: Rice University’s Baker Hall. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Malpass is the 13th president of the World Bank Group. He previously served as undersecretary for international affairs at the Treasury Department, where he represented the U.S. at the G7 and G20 deputy finance ministerial meetings, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund spring and annual meetings, and meetings of the Financial Stability Board, OECD and Overseas Private Investment Corporation.