All The Credit, Episode 16
In this episode, Mike Collins welcomes Gerwin Bell, PhD, PGIM Fixed Income’s Lead Economist for Asia, and Johnny Mak, Emerging Markets Debt Portfolio Manager.
Gerwin Bell, PhD, is a Principal, Lead Economist for Asia on the Global Macroeconomic Research team at PGIM Fixed Income. Mr. Bell joined the Firm in 2012 from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). As Mission Chief in the IMF’s European Department, Mr. Bell was responsible for a number of developed and emerging countries and negotiated several IMF loan programs. Previously, he was instrumental in shaping IMF policy on official and private sector debt restructuring, and also oversaw nation-building efforts in the Balkans. Prior to the IMF, Mr. Bell taught at U.S. and German universities. Mr. Bell has authored numerous country and policy publications for the IMF, as well as scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals. He received Masters degrees in Economics from Trier University in Germany and Yale University and holds a PhD in Economics from Trier University.
India may be well placed to replicate China's rise over the last three decades but the chance of success rests on India being able to drastically increase domestic savings and economy-wide productivity. The current situation, with China losing cost competitiveness and being in the crosshairs of a trade conflict, offers an opening for India. It is now important for India to focus on essential reforms and its vision to shift to an investment- and export-led growth model.
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