Alongside the 2015 IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, this event will explore the role of the IMF in the Eurocrisis.
Experts will explore the following questions:
- Given the ongoing negotiations over further loans for Greece, how can the IMF encourage reforms in light of challenging domestic political developments?
- Going forward, how can the IMF revise its operational role in the EU?
- What institutional arrangements might best enable the IMF to resolve future debt crises?
- Can EU-IMF cooperation as reflected under the Troika serve as a template for future cooperation between global and regional financial institutions?
CIGI Senior Fellow Miranda Xafa will present at the event.
CIGI Senior Fellow Paul Blustein will attend as a discussant.
Miranda Xafa is a CIGI senior fellow. She is also chief executive officer of EF Consulting, an Athens-based advisory firm focusing on euro-zone economic and financial issues. At CIGI, Miranda focuses on sovereign debt crises and drawing lessons from the Greek debt restructuring for future debt crises. From 2004 to 2009, she served as a member of the executive board of the IMF in Washington, DC.
Paul Blustein is a CIGI senior fellow. An award-winning journalist and author, he has written extensively about international economics, trade and financial crises. Prior to joining CIGI in 2010, Paul was a journalist-in-residence at the Brookings Institution, a staff writer for The Washington Post and the chief economic correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. Paul recently released his fifth book, Laid Low: Inside the Crisis That Overwhelmed Europe and the IMF, and he is currently working on a book about China and the global trading system, which will be published by CIGI in early 2019.