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Internationalization of the Renminbi

Monday, 28 April 2014
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Barry Eichengreen
The Chinese government’s active promotion of the internationalization of the renminbi (RMB) raises questions related to motivation, financial reform, credibility and international financial stability. To learn more about the situation in these and other areas, CIGI Senior Fellow Hongying Wang speaks with CIGI-INET grantee Barry Eichengreen, professor of economics and political science at the University of California, Berkeley, and research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

A test for Europe

Thursday, 24 April 2014
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This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Bretton Woods agreement, which created the "twin sisters" of 19th Street — the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, aka the World Bank. Together with their parent, the United Nations, these institutions provided key international public goods: international financial stability and growth (IMF), global development (World Bank) and collective security (UN). The men and women "present at the creation" of these institutions believed they were contributing to an era of international relations.

Inside the Issues 4.24 | IMF Spring Ministerial Meetings

Wednesday, 23 April 2014
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This week Domenico Lombardi and Samantha St. Amand of CIGI's Global Economy Program visit the Inside the Issues studio to discuss the Spring Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group, which took place April 11-13, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Taking stock of the IMF ministerial meetings: Same play, different characters

Wednesday, 16 April 2014
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In their assessment of the IMF's April ministerial meetings in Washington, Domenico Lombardi, Director of CIGI's Global Economy Program, and Samantha St. Amand, CIGI Research Associate, write that "the sources of weakness in the global economy appear to have now shifted from advanced to emerging economies, as the recovery in the major advanced economies strengthens and monetary policy appears to be on a track towards ‘normalization’."

Discussing innovation and adaptation at ISA 2014

Tuesday, 8 April 2014
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From March 27-29, more than 5,000 professors and students congregated in Toronto to discuss trends, hear from their peers on new research and network with colleagues working in the field of international relations.

Despite its 70 year history IMF still has a lot of growing to do

Tuesday, 8 April 2014
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"In some ways, the International Monetary Fund prefers to see itself as a preventative tool and not a financing tool," writes CIGI Senior Fellow Bessma Momani in her summary of CIGI's co-sponsored event The IMF: What Is It Good For?

IMF: World economy is stronger but faces threats

Tuesday, 8 April 2014
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Christopher S.Rugaber
"The ECB is behind the curve," says Domenico Lombardi, Director of CIGI's Global Economy program, commenting on the International Monetary Fund urging the European Central Bank to be more aggressive in fighting low inflation.

The IMF is turning 70. Here’s why you should celebrate

Tuesday, 8 April 2014
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"As it nears the 70th anniversary of its conception at the Bretton Woods Conference in 1944, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is arguably the public institution most essential to the future of the global economy," writes CIGI Senior Fellow Brett House

Media invited to attend ‘IMF — What Is It Good For?’ conference ahead of Spring Meetings

Friday, 4 April 2014
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Media covering the 2014 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group are invited to attend the conference ‘IMF — What Is It Good For?’ on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the IMF.

Economic rebalancing in China will require political reform, CIGI report says

Friday, 4 April 2014
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China’s new leaders are unlikely to succeed in rebalancing the country’s economy without substantial political reform, according to a new report from CIGI.