International Finance


Challenges and Opportunities for the World Economy and the IMF

Speaker: Christine Lagarde
Presider: Thomas H. Glocer

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), discusses fragility in the global economy and how the IMF can mitigate international financial crises.

This meeting was part of the C. Peter McColough series on International Economics.

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Keynesians are complacent about the dollar

Authors: Benn Steil and Manuel Hinds
Financial Times

Benn Steil's op-ed in the May 24th edition of the Financial Times, co-authored with Manuel Hinds, examines what it would mean for the United States to be obliged to function, like most of the world, without an internationally accepted money. They show why the U.S. not being able to pay its foreign debts in conjured currency would, contrary to Paul Krugman's view, be a big deal.


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Japan's Great Earthquake: Societal Resilience and Determination to Reconstruct

Speaker: Masaaki Shirakawa
Presider: William J. McDonough

Masaaki Shirakawa, governor of the Bank of Japan, discusses the effects the March earthquake, tsunami, and events surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant had on the Japanese economy, as well as the resilience and adaptability of the Japanese people.

This meeting was part of the C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics.

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