Tag Archives: IMF

The IMF, the World Bank and the U.S.: A Brief History

U.S. participation in the IMF and World Bank was authorized in the Bretton Woods Agreement Act that became law in July 1945.

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Lagarde’s Failure to Do the Honorable Thing – And Resign

Christine Lagarde’s confirmation as IMF Managing Director further undermines global governance.

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The Frenchman Who Reshaped the IMF

Reflections on the work of Olivier Blanchard, the IMF’s now retired chief economist.

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Tsipras: Pandering to the Radicals?

The more time passes, the deeper Greece is descending into a costly renewed recession.

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BRICS: Toward a Rio Consensus

The BRICS countries set out to overcome Western domination and the legacy of the “Washington Consensus.”

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Beyond Saber Rattling: Who Bails Out Ukraine?

Will Russia or the West bail out Ukraine’s economy?

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Global Cooperation Buckling Under Past Successes

In finance and beyond, how is global cooperation failing from its own prior wins?

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The New Globalists: Baptized by Fire in Brazil

What products are shaking up Brazil’s young consumer lifestyles?

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Should China Deregulate Finance?

Why is it in the world’s best interest for China to go slow on deregulating its financial system?

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Why China Does Not See Itself As a Model

Despite its growing economic and political power on the global stage, why doesn’t China want the world to view it as a model?

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