The Governance Games

Project Syndicate

Project Syndicate Staff
August 22, 2016

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CIGI Senior Fellow Barry Eichengreen's work is sampled in this article.

As happens every four years, the world is transfixed by the Summer Olympic Games. Yet even the brilliance of Usain Bolt, Simone Biles, Wayde van Niekerk, Katie Ledecky, and so many others has not obscured the dirty underside of the Olympic Movement – the self-serving governance of the International Olympic Committee.

The University of California at Berkeley’s Barry Eichengreen probably comes closer to the truth. Reviewing a recent internal assessment by the International Monetary Fund of its actions during the long and painful euro crisis, Eichengreen sees institutional overreach …

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