The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) hosted its 10th Mapungubwe Annual Lecture on the 31st August 2021. The Annual Lecture was delivered by Jonathan D. Ostry, Deputy Director of the Asia and Pacific Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF) under the theme: Will Covid-19 Raise Inequality?
Evidence from Past Pandemics and Crises.

Jonathan D. Ostry is an international macroeconomist who has served as Acting Director of the Asia and Pacific Department and Deputy Director of the Research Department at the International Monetary Fund. He is also a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

Mr. Ostry is the author of a number of books on international macro policy issues and numerous articles in scholarly journals. His most recent books include Taming the Tide of Capital Flows (MIT Press, 2017) and Confronting Inequality (Columbia University Press, 2018).

He earned his B.A. (with distinction) from Queen’s University (Canada) at age 18, and went on to earn a B.A. and M.A. from Oxford University (Balliol College), and graduate degrees from the London School of Economics (M.Sc., 1984) and the University Chicago (Ph.D., 1988). He is listed in Who’s Who in Economics (2003).