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Rate of growth in emerging markets has been the lowest since 2009, and the slowdown is set to continue through the rest of 2015. While emerging economies are now a drag to global economic growth, they also contribute largely to the sluggishness in global trade, and play an important role in falling commodity prices. Join us for an interactive discussion on how some of the latest domestic and global developments are impacting emerging markets’ economic outlook. 

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John Baffes

John Baffes
Senior Economist
The World Bank


John Baffes is a Senior Economist with the World Bank Development Prospects Group. His responsibilities include commodity market monitoring and price projections for agricultural commodities as well as research on market structure and policy reform issues in developing and OECD countries. M...Full Bio

Jing Sima-Friedman

Jing Sima-Friedman
Senior Economist
The Conference Board

Jing Sima-Friedman is a senior economist at The Conference Board. She leads macroeconomic research projects on emerging markets, with a focus on structural changes, monetary policy, capital and financial market developments, and trade flows. She also produces ...Full Bio

Ataman Ozyildirim, PhD

Ataman Ozyildirim, PhD (Host)
Director, Economic Research, and Global Research Chair
The Conference Board

Ataman Ozyildirim, PhD is the Director of Economic Research and Global Research Chair at The Conference Board. He specializes in the development of economic indicators and in forecasting aggregate economic activity worldwide. He also oversees The Conference Board’s Global Economic Outlook a...Full Bio

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