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John Lipsky

John Lipsky is First Deputy Managing Director of the IMF. He was previously Vice Chairman of the JPMorgan investment bank. Lipsky earlier was JPMorgan’s Chief Economist, and Chase Manhattan Bank’s Chief Economist and Director of Research. He spent a decade at the IMF in the 1970s and 1980s, helping to manage the Fund’s exchange rate surveillance procedure and to analyze developments in international capital markets.

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Håvard Halland Håvard Halland

PHåvard Halland is a natural resource economist at the World Bank, where he leads research and policy agendas in the fields of resource-backed infrastructure finance, sovereign wealth fund policy, extractive industries revenue management, and public financial management for the extractive industries sector. Prior to joining the World Bank, he was a delegate and program manager for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Colombia. He earned a PhD in economics from the University of Cambridge.