Ms. Mary C. Hallward-Driemeier

Senior Economic Advisor, Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation Global Practice, World Bank


Mary Hallward-Driemeier is the Senior Economic Adviser in the World Bank’s Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation Global Practice. She leads the analytical work on the microeconomics of growth and structural change. A Canadian national, she has published widely on technology and private sector development, firm productivity, the impact of financial crises, and women’s economic empowerment. She is leading the Jobs & Economic Transformation Special Theme for IDA, and served as advisor to the World Bank’s Chief Economist and co-manager of the Jobs Group. Her recent books are At Your Service? The Promise of Services Led Development, Trouble in the Making? The Future of Manufacturing-Led Development and Europe 4.0: Addressing the Digital Dilemma. Mary received her A.B. from Harvard University, her M.Sc. in Development Economics from Oxford University where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and her Ph.D. in Economics from M.I.T.


The Future of Global Economy after COVID-19 and Suggestions for Vietnam


COVID-19 has served to accelerate a number of underlying economic trends, while underscoring the need for greater resilience. This presentation will look at how digitalization and Industry 4.0, shifting patterns of globalization, and increased linkages across sectors can affect the future of the global economy. It will also discuss the policy implications for Vietnam’s ability to have a dynamic and inclusive growth path post-COVID-19.