The IMF — What is it good for?

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 12:00 PM
Bergsten Conference Center, Peterson Institute for International Economics, 1750 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, USA
Apr 8

This one-day conference in advance of the International Monetary Fund's spring meetings is co-sponsored by CIGI, the Institute of International Finance (IIF) and the Peterson Institute for International Economics. It convenes leading researchers and practitioners, to explore the following topics: IMF surveillance and crisis prevention; IMF role in crisis resolution including debt restructuring; and IMF reforms including governance, resources and relationship with regional financial institutions.

Panellists include: Tim Adams, President and CEO, IIF; Fred Bergsten, Director Emeritus and Senior Fellow, PIIE

Follow all activities related to the IMF's 70th anniversary using the Twitter hashtag #IMF70.

Event Speakers

Domenico Lombardi is the former director of the Global Economy Program and a former member of the executive management committee at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). He serves on the advisory boards of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Bretton Woods Committee in Washington, and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Asian Economic Panel.

James M. Boughton is a CIGI senior fellow. James’s research focuses on the evolution of Canada’s role in international governance since the 1940s and the potential for further evolution in the near future.

Susan Schadler is a CIGI Senior Fellow. She is a former deputy director of the International Monetary Fund’s European Department. Her research interests include the sovereign debt crisis, global capital flows, global financial institutions and growth models for emerging market economies.

Thomas A. Bernes is a CIGI Distinguished Fellow. After a distinguished career in the Canadian public service and at leading international economic institutions, Tom was CIGI’s executive director from 2009 to 2012. He has held high-level positions at the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the Government of Canada. He became a distinguished fellow in 2012.