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IMF Official to Predict Asian Growth Trends

IMF Official to Predict Asian Growth Trends


A visiting international development official will discuss the meteoric rise of Asian economies and their future growth or stagnation on Monday, Sept. 12, at SUNY Cortland.

Luis Enrique Breuer Mojoli, a representative of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will discuss the agency’s recent work in Asia, at 4:30 p.m. in Moffett Center, Room 2127.

Breuer Mojoli serves as division chief of the IMF’s Asia and Pacific Department, will present “Rising Role of Asia in the World Economy.”

Luis Enrique Breuer Mojoli
Luis Enrique Breuer Mojoli

Organized by the International Studies Program and the Clark Center for International Education, the event is free and open to the public.

“Asian economies are sailing in choppy waters, facing headwinds from an uncertain and challenging global environment,” Breuer Mojoli said.

“But the region also has many strong points in its favor. The rise of China as a global economic superpower has also created challenges of its own and its global growth over the medium term remains bumpy.”

In his lecture, Breuer Mojoli will explore what challenges and opportunities exist for Southeast and East Asian countries from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and China’s economic growth.

He’ll share his forecast for the fastest-growing large economy in the world, India.

As a division chief for the IMF since 2012, Breuer Mojoli pursues economic policies for development and stability in Indonesia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Maldives. He is co-responsible for analytical work on Southeast Asian countries.

Currently he also coordinates the work on emerging ASEAN countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Mojoli, a native of Paraguay who lives in Washington, D.C., also has worked in Peru, Belize, Colombia, Korea, Myanmar, Solomon Islands and Thailand. Breuer Mojoli has led negotiating missions to Honduras, Nicaragua and Jamaica. He has served the IMF as senior representative in Peru and Bolivia.

His scholarship has been published in journals on economic growth, political economy of economic reforms, stabilization policies and monetary issues.

Breuer Mojoli earned a B.A. in economics and political science from University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif. He received M.S. and doctoral degrees in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

This event is supported by the Asia-Middle Eastern Studies Committee, Political Science Department, and a Campus Artist and Lecture Series (CALS) grant.

For more information, contact Alexandru Balas, assistant professor of international studies, coordinator of the International Studies Program and director of the Clark Center for International Education, at 607-753-4823 or