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October 9, 2013

International Organizations
IMF Director Christine Lagarde The International Monetary Fund

The International Monetary Fund, both criticized and lauded for its efforts to promote financial stability, finds itself again in the forefront of global economic crisis management.

May 7, 2007

International Organizations
Reform of the International Monetary Fund

Overview The International Monetary Fund’s purpose and scope of work have changed dramatically since its founding after World War II. Whereas at first the Fund aimed to maintain monetary and ex…

September 15, 2017

Monetary Policy
How We Know Eurozone Monetary Policy Is Working Again

  In 2013, I showed that the ECB’s monetary transmission mechanism had broken down in the crisis-hit periphery countries. ECB rate cuts were not being passed on to rate cuts on new loans to bu…

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November 2, 2007

Monetary Policy
Regional-Monetary-Integration.jpg Regional Monetary Integration

In this book, CFR Senior Fellow Peter B. Kenen and Ellen E. Meade seek to explain why governments contemplate regional monetary integration and why some country groups are more likely than others to …

May 19, 2010

Global Governance
Global Economic Governance: Progress and Prospects in the G20, International Monetary Fund, and World Bank

A panel of experts discuss how various international institutions such as the G20, IMF, and World Bank are playing a role in today's system of global economic governance.

May 19, 2010

Global Governance
Global Economic Governance: Progress and Prospects in the G20, International Monetary Fund, and World Bank

A panel of experts discuss how various international institutions such as the G20, IMF, and World Bank are playing a role in today's system of global economic governance. This session is part of a C…

October 10, 2017

Gender
Girl child International Day of the Girl Child

October 11 is the International Day of the Girl Child. The focus of this year’s internationally recognized day is "EmPOWER girls: Before, during and after crises," aimed at highlighting how conflict …

October 9, 2017

Energy and Environment
Taming the Sun

Solar energy is full of potential, but technological and systemic innovations are needed if we are to take full advantage of it. Varun Sivaram examines the possibilities and explores the future of so…