For this session, the Applied History Working Group is delighted to welcome Carmen Reinhart, the Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank Group, for a discussion on economic recovery in the aftermath of the pandemic, to be moderated by Graham T. Allison.

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Carmen Reinhart is the Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank Group. She came to this position on public service leave from Harvard Kennedy School, where she is the Minos A. Zombanakis Professor of the International Financial System. Previously, she was the Dennis Weatherstone Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for International Economics at the University of Maryland.  Her best-selling book (with Kenneth S. Rogoff), This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly, documents the striking similarities of the recurring booms and busts that have characterized financial history.